Soggy weather dominates the next 2 days. Rain arrives today and will be most intense between midday and midnight. Scattered, lingering showers tomorrow don’t add a lot of moisture, but keep a damp feel as we finish the week. Rain totals today through tomorrow will be from .25”-1.2” with coverage at 100%, and the heaviest potential over southern Indiana. The map at right shows liquid through sunrise Saturday.
Cold air waits until Saturday morning to arrive, and moisture will be long gone by then. We expect a dry day Saturday as clouds break for sunshine, but temps will be below normal. We won’t rule out a few flurries overnight Saturday night into Sunday morning over the northern third to half of the state, but this gives the potential only for a coating to half an inch or so…not a big deal. High pressure generally will be in control over the state through the weekend, with sun coming back in the north Sunday midday, and around all day in central and southern Indiana.
Clouds build through New Year’s Eve next Monday, and our next round of moisture pushes up from the south overnight Monday night through Tuesday. All of that action comes as rain, and this morning it looks like there is a slightly more northerly push to the event. Rains are still the heaviest in southern Indiana, but we won’t rule out some minor scattered showers up north too. Rain totals for the event will be a few hundredths to no more than a tenth from US 24 northward, and then a tenth to .25” down to near I-70. From I-70 southward, we can see .25”-1” of rain. Moisture will be winding down by late New Year’s afternoon.
Dry weather returns New Year’s night, and then we stay dry from Wednesday through Saturday. Cold air blasts in behind the New Years day system and temps go below normal again, but then we moderate closer to the weekend.
In the extended period, a frontal complex brings moisture for Sunday the 6th, mostly as snow, although action may start as rain in far SW Indiana. This system has total liquid equivalent potential of .1”-.4” and coverage of 60%. Bitter cold air follows, and we could be as much as 15-20 degrees below normal from the 7th through the 9th, while we go dry and sunny. Temps begin to moderate closer to the 10th, and another front brings chance of scattered snow showers around the 11th.