November 2020 is now the 3rd warmest on record in Greater Lafayette:
Highs today reached 46-51 with mostly cloudy to cloudy skies, then clearing late this afternoon-this evening from northwest to southeast.
Sunday is nice with frost & some fog in the morning with 27-31, followed by lots of sunshine & 47-53.
We will cloud up Sunday & some scattered showers will move in Sunday evening-night. Highs Sunday should reach 51-56.
Winds will crank up to 30-40 mph gusts from the north Sunday night after southwest winds of 10 mph Sunday.
Looks like snow is likely 3-9 a.m. Sunday night/Monday morning with accumulations 1" or less over the viewing area with a couple/few isolated 1-2" amounts as temperatures fall rapidly to 31-34.
After this, looks like mainly lake effect snow showers through Monday midday-Monday night as the snow melts with temperatures 33-36 over the area & the warmer ground. Less than 1" of accumulation is possible Monday evening-night.
North winds may gust 40-50 mph at times Monday from the north with mostly cloudy to cloudy skies & temperatures 34-37.
As temperatures fall into the 20s Monday night, a couple to few slick spots are possible, mainly on bridges & overpasses.
Overall, looks like 3-10" snow for Ohio (with strong winds) with highest amounts up to 10" in northeastern & far northern Ohio.
3-6" is possible across central & eastern Kentucky, but higher elevations may see 10" (above 2500')
The heaviest snow amounts of +10" will be +3000' in eastern Tennessee, western North Carolina & far northeastern Georgia. Amounts will be higher also on the Cumberland Plateau (+5" possible) west of Knoxville than in the valley around Knoxville.
The high ridges just northwest of Asheville, North Carolina may see 15".
Winter Storm Watches will likely line up from the western Appalachians to upper Ohio Valley to metro Detroit Saturday-Sunday mixed with Winter Weather Advisories.
After this, the rest of next week looks tranquil with a slow warming trend to the 40s after the coldest morning so far this Fall at 22 Wednesday AM (18-25 for area). The coldest we have been this Fall so far at Greater Lafayette is 24.
December still looks warm overall with potential of especially warm weather at times mid to late month with even some t'storms.
The rounds of coldest air should occur far Northern Rockies, Northern Plains & over northern New England.
Late December to early January looks wetter than early to mid December.
It still looks like good, substantial, sledding snow should arrive until January (most likely on or after January 10).
Mid to late December temperature anomalies: