Wind chills dropped to as low as -15 in the viewing area this morning. They rain -10 to -7 around Greater Lafayette.
At there is some sunshine today & that will be the case Saturday, as well. The winds will gradually diminish, but not before we see wind chills drop to as low as -13 tonight as we drop to -2 to 4.
Snow comes in near midday Sunday, but new data suggests a changeover to some freezing rain &/or sleet for part of the area. If this comes to fruition, it would cut 1-3" totals up to half. We will monitor & have another update later today.
East to southeast winds will run 8-12 mph with this system.
The heaviest band of snow is actually trending much farther northwardfrom Iowa to Wisconsin with 3-6".
A powerhouse storms will roar through Monday evening to Tuesday night.
Freezing rain, sleet & snow may occur briefly at the onset, then precipitation should go to cold rain area-wide, then changeover to a driving snow as temperatures plumment.
So, be mindful of potential of rather brief snow & icing impacts Monday evening-early night (brief light ice/snow accumulation), but late Monday night to Tuesday morning to early afternoon look better with just rain. However, late Tuesday afternoon-evening & into Tuesday night, it should go downhill with snow & howling winds. The potential there for 1-2" of snow.
Speaking of the winds..........
Monday evening-night: Southeast 20-35 mph
Tuesday morning-Tuesday early afternoon: Southwest 15-25, then 20-30 mph.
Tuesday late afternoon-evening-night: Northwest 30-50 mph
Multiple storm systems with snow & ice potential may impact the area February 12-24:
- February 8, 2 PM Weather Forecast Update
- February 8, 1 PM Weather Forecast Update
- February 7, 11 PM Weather Forecast Update
- February 10, 6 PM Weather Forecast Update
- February 14, 7 PM Weather Forecast Update
- February 15, 6 PM Weather Forecast Update
- February 18, 10 PM Weather Forecast Update
- February 19, 4 PM Weather Forecast Update
- February 17, 2:30 PM Weather Update
- February 17, 6:30 PM Weather Update