Note the snow coming in Sunday mid- to late-morning, but then changing to freezing rain by afternoon, lasting to the evening.
The ice will cut snowfall accumulations a bit. Where the precipitation stays as snow longer, 2-4" is possible far eastern Indiana & into Ohio. 1-2" looks good for the area. Glaze ice accumulations of 0.10" or less are expected.
Some additional light ice accumulation is possible Monday morning to midday before it all changes to a cold rain by Monday afternoon with brisk southeast winds.
The heaviest rainfall should pass Monday night.
Rain will be falling on frozen ground with melting minor snowfall, so watch for ponding & rises in creeks & streams.
Rain Tuesday morning will change to wind-driven snow Tuesday afternoon with the worst conditions Tuesday evening-early night. 1-2" of snow is possible with a rapid freeze up as temperatures fall from 40 to the 40s to the 20s.
Northwest winds may gust 45-55 mph for a while, resulting in isolated power outages.
This is the first of powerhouse storms are still on the way early & late next week with each bringing a rounds of 45-55 mph gusts possible.
Thursday-Friday system looks similar with with brief ice at first, then rain, followed by potentially 1-2" of snow & high winds.
Clipper & more southern storm system may bring snow & potentially mix next week.
After wintry pattern a flash spring could occur BRIEFLY at the end of February, but more rain & thawing will make for continued flooding issues.
Our analog forecast of below to well-below normal temperatures for the first 12 days of March is now being supported in longer-range model solutions.
Potential is there for the coldest temperatures TO BEGIN March since 1960. It will not be the coldest March since 1960, but the first few days may be with lows below 0.
Unseasonable cold may linger with snow & ice risk into the first 12 days of March.
Note how the pattern begins to flip with much warmer air building to our southwest, which will overspread our area with rapidity after March 12.
However, March 1-12, a lot of daily temperature records will fall over the central, southern & eastern U.S. as a whole.
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