In the wake of the winter storm that hammered parts of IN yesterday, we will have to deal with minor lingering precipitation early today, and winds that can blow and drift some of the snow as the front continues to race east. Colder air comes in behind the system and we will be below normal the rest of the week. Actually, through the rest of the period. However, we do have an active pattern going forward, with clipper systems lined up every few days.
High pressure settles in behind this front for later today and tomorrow. However, our next clipper wave works through in two pieces from late tomorrow night through about 2AM Thursday. This will bring some snows to most of the state, with total accumulations in the .1”-.3” range. That will keep accumulations mostly minor. Temps work lower behind that wave too, although the temperature change will not be spectacular.
Another wave hits for this Sunday, then another minor clipper next Wednesday. Extended models have a weak front for valentines day weekend, and then a stronger front around the 17th. That system on the 17th has precipitation up to half an inch, so if it came as all or mostly snow…it could be significant. But…first it has to hold together till we get there, and second, temps have to be right.
Temperatures will be mostly below normal in the weeks ahead. WE have a deep trough in the east and ridge in the west set up that will keep most of the eastern US at below normal temperature levels, and at best nearly normal.