"1-2" of snow across central IN overnight
- Author: Rogelio Becker Jan 28, 2019,
Jan 28, 2019, 0:22
The main impacts will be gusty winds up to 35 miles per hour, slick roads and reduced visibility for the morning commute, and below-freezing temperatures. Expect a strong southerly wind on Monday as well.
The coldest air of the season arrives next week. Precipitation will start off fairly light in the mountains Tuesday morning, before advancing east in the afternoon.
At this point, it is too early to say how much snow we will see. This may help mitigate some of the snow accumulations initially before the cold breaks through.
"East of the Parkway, we think most will see anywhere from 0-1" of snow. The Monday morning commute looks to be severely impacted as the snow should still be falling, while some improvements come by mid-late morning as the snow begins to move out.
Patchy ice development is also possible from any residual standing water on bridges and overpasses as temperatures fall below freezing. People with heart problems can experience worsening of their condition up to several days after cold weather occurs. Thankfully, from a forecasting perspective, data is coming into agreement on the timing of it all.
Thursday will be a sunny but cold day with lows in the teens and highs in the lower-30s. Despite sunshine, Thursday will only be in the 20s during the day.
The issuance of the alert comes at the beginning of a prolonged cold snap in Toronto. There's a 60 per cent chance of snow in the morning. "At this time we are forecasting a band of 6-9" for a large part of Western Wisconsin and adjacent Minnesota from Eau Claire down to La Crosse, with potentially even some double digits amounts in places.