January 24, 11 PM Weather Forecast Update

Here is the latest data regarding the snow & brutal cold ahead.

Posted: Jan 24, 2019 10:50 PM
Updated: Jan 24, 2019 11:31 PM

NOW:

It is rough out there tonight with wind chills already as low as -13 with gusts to 37 mph.  Snow showers & flurries are exiting after dusting/coating of snow. 

COLD:

Wind chills as low as -25 to -20 will occur tomorrow morning with lows near -3.

Highs will reach 7-12 in the afternoon with lots of sun early, followed by increasing clouds.  Wind chills will remain below zero all day.

We should hit our high temperature for tomorrow after dusk in the teens & should peak 19-24 tomorrow night. We will then fall back to the teens by Saturday morning.

Saturday looks mostly cloudy & breezy with temperatures slowly falling to 14 by later in the day with winds chills near 0.

SNOW:

Wave of snow pass later tomorrow evening-night to very early Saturday morning.  Timing is 5 p.m. to 6 a.m.

1" or less is expected for a good chunk of the area.  However, it does appear that there is the potential for a band of 1-2" to occur.  It is a bit unclear where that is going to occur.

At this juncture, it looks like that 1-2" band may occur From Fowler & Pine Village to Greater Lafayette area to Frankfort.  Some +2" amounts will occur in central Illinois.

Watch for slick roads Saturday morning & the powdery snow being blown & drifted about.

A wave of snow should pass Saturday evening-night to early Sunday morning.

At this point, it looks as if the 1-2" totals will run southwest & south of the viewing area with less than 1" here.  However, we need to watch & make sure the higher totals do not move northward.  They still could.

After teens Saturday, highs will run in the 20s.

Another wave of snow is possible Sunday evening-night with a quick 1" or less.

Monday-Monday night is the time when a much stronger clipper will pass.  A band of intense frontagenetical forcing will occur with this system.  It is unclear where this band will set up.  Where this sets up, significant snowfall could occur.  Whether that band is over our area or just over part of it (north or south or middle) or well north & northeast of us toward northern Illinois to Michigan is unclear.

Some snowfall accumulation snowfall is likely, with potential of a changeover to some ice in part of the area.  If it gets warm enough, a brief spurt of some rain could occur in the southwestern part of the area.  More questions than answers with this system, but know that the potential is there for that accumulating snow & mix, rain & strong, gusty winds to 40 mph.

Brutal, record cold is expected Wednesday-Thursday of next week with actual air temperatures as low as -23 in the viewing area & wind chills as low as -45 to -40.

Temperatures will rapidly moderate to teens by Friday with snowfall from another clipper system with gusty winds.

West Lafayette
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 68°
Kokomo
82° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 91°
Rensselaer
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 64°
Fowler
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 64°
Williamsport
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 67°
Crawfordsville
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 65°
Frankfort
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 65°
Delphi
Broken Clouds
85° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 95°
Monticello
Broken Clouds
85° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 95°
Logansport
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 64°
Active Weather Pattern for the Work Week.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 74328

Reported Deaths: 3041
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion15860725
Lake7570275
Elkhart484384
Allen3902163
St. Joseph350081
Hamilton2763104
Vanderburgh196313
Hendricks1887108
Cass17959
Johnson1757118
Porter131639
Clark123347
Tippecanoe121111
Madison97965
LaPorte91130
Howard89065
Kosciusko85212
Bartholomew79347
Marshall78422
Floyd77946
Monroe75630
Delaware73052
Dubois69612
Boone67846
Noble67829
Hancock66038
Vigo65110
Jackson5865
Warrick58130
LaGrange55910
Shelby55327
Grant52630
Dearborn50828
Morgan47634
Clinton4343
Henry38320
Wayne37710
White36910
Montgomery35421
Lawrence34627
Harrison33823
Decatur33732
Putnam2888
Miami2742
Daviess27320
Scott26810
Greene25034
Jasper2432
Franklin24214
DeKalb2324
Gibson2254
Jennings22512
Steuben2103
Ripley2087
Carroll1912
Fayette1897
Perry18612
Starke1787
Orange17124
Posey1710
Wabash1693
Fulton1682
Wells1682
Jefferson1632
Knox1540
Whitley1526
Washington1401
Tipton13810
Spencer1363
Sullivan1261
Huntington1223
Randolph1224
Clay1215
Newton11810
Adams1012
Jay910
Owen901
Pulaski831
Rush804
Fountain742
Brown731
Ohio655
Blackford642
Benton610
Pike530
Switzerland520
Vermillion520
Parke511
Crawford450
Martin450
Union410
Warren221
Unassigned0206

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events