January 23, 11:15 AM Weather Forecast Update: Rain & Melt to the Deep Freeze & Snow

Much colder weather is ahead with dangerous wind chills.

Posted: Jan 23, 2019 10:32 AM
Updated: Jan 23, 2019 11:30 AM

There is a lot of ponding & creeks & streams are high after all of the rainfall overnight & right into this morning.  Watch for some ice jamming that may lead to fluctuations in creek levels.  Flood Warnings are up on the Wabash River from near Delphi, all the way southward to Covington with minor flooding expected late week-weekend.  Bitter cold locking a lot of water in place will help to diminish the threat of more substantial flooding.

Some 10:30 a.m. rainfall totals include:

1.73" Brookston

1.62" 1 Miles East-Southeast of I-65 & Indiana 25

1.57" 3 Miles South of Lafayette

1.55" Covington

1.52" Rossville

1.45" WLFI

1.37" 5 Miles Northeast of Linden

1.36" Attica

1.32" 2 Miles North of Rensselaer

1.32" Kentland Municipal Airport

1.29" Purdue University Airport

1.15" 5 Miles South of Monticello

1.07" Kokomo Muncipal Airport

1.06" 5 Miles North of Delphi

1.02" 5 Miles North-Northeast of Winamac

0.99" Galveston

0.98" Grissom ARB

0.95" Fowler

0.95" Amboy (Miami County)

0.94" Jasper County Airport

0.91" Crawfordsville

0.82" Morocco

0.73" Frankfort Municipal Airport

Peak wind gusts from system so far:

39 mph 3 Miles Southwest of Kempton (Clinton County)

39 mph Morocco

36 mph Kentland Municipal Airport

35 mph 2 Miles North of Rensselaer

35 mph Attica

34 mph Rossville

34 mph I-65/Indiana 28

33 mph Amboy (Miami County)

33 mph Covington

31 mph Beard (Clinton County)

31 mph Kokomo Municipal Airport

29 mph Frankfort Municipal Airport

28 mph Logansport-Cass County Airport

28 mph Jasper County Airport

28 mph 5 Miles North-Northeast of Winamac

28 mph 5 Miles Northeast of Linden

26 mph Fulton County Airport

26 mph I-65/Iroqouis River (Jasper County)

26 mph WLFI

26 mph Crawfordsville Municipal Airport

24 mph Grissom ARB

25 mph I-65/U.S. 24

23 mph White County Airport

23 mph Purdue University Airport

Rain will end as some sleet & snow this afternoon as much colder air races in.  Some flurries & snow showers will follow after that at times into tonight.

Dusting to coating is possible in some places with a trace of sleet in some places, as well.  With near-flash freezing, watch for some slick spots in places as water freezes any for potential of localized very minor sleet/snow accumulation.

Temperatures will drop from current 38-47 levels north to south to 20-27 by later today.

Peak gusts should occur midday to afternoon with some sporadic gusts as high as +40 mph.  Most of the gusts will run 30-35 mph.  Wind chills will drop to single digits by evening.

Wave of some snow showers will pass tomorrow afternoon-evening.  A dusting to coating is possible in places.  Winds will be brisk later in the day (gusts 20-30 mph) & highs will only run in the 25-30 range, then fall to teens to 20 by late in the day.

Temperatures will tank to single digits by later Thursday evening with wind chills to -13.

Dangerous cold will come in Thursday night-Friday morning.  Wind may gust from the west-northwest 20-30 mph with temperatures dropping to -6 to 0.  Wind chills may drop -28 to -20 Friday morning.

Wind chills will stay near -11 all day Friday with a high of only 6-12.  At least there will be sunshine, but it will be bright, beautiful Arctic sunshine where it looks warm out a window with the deep blue skies, but it is stinging cold outside!

Wave of light snow is possible with clipper Friday night-Saturday morning.  Very minor accumulations are possible.

Snow is possible Sunday.  That one is the strongest of the weekend clipper.  Some accumulation is possible & a band of enhanced snowfall could still develop, though it is unclear where exactly that band will set up.  Where ever it sets up, several inches of snow could fall.

Another clipper is possible Monday with snow & evening icy mix.  There will be a band of enhanced snowfall with that one too.  Where ever that band sets up, several inches could fall.  It may be here or just outside of the viewer area.  It is too unclear to tell exactly at the moment.

Temperatures should rise Friday night to teens, then near 20 Saturday, before falling on gusty northwest winds in the afternoon.

20s are likely Sunday with 20s & 30s Monday. 

With dry weather & gusty winds (blowing any snowfall around), temperatures may run in the teens early, then fall into the single digits.

Wednesday looks dry with 20s currently with much less wind.

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