Indiana Weather Outlook 1-27-17

Lake enhanced snow continued into the overnight last night and may hold over extreme northern areas through the first part of this morning. However, we will see improving weather through the day, even though we find ourselves in a much colder air mass over the next few days. Temps will still remain normal to slightly above normal over most of the state. We should see sunshine in the southern half of the state at least today, and some sunny breaks up north too. The big hurdle here will be clouds off and on through the weekend.

We continue to look for a mostly dry weather pattern working in here through Friday of this coming week. Clouds will be part of the equation off and on through the weekend, and through the first half of next week. The best chance of precipitation in this next 7 day period will be overnight Tuesday night into Wednesday, as we see a nice low pass by over the great lakes, and a bit of that moisture and a weak trough may slip into northern Indiana. WE think the chances of anything significant are minor…but will want to keep an eye out for a few snow showers up north.

Later in the week next week, we see temps moderate a bit, as south wind flow develops. This will be ahead of our next weather system that moves in over next weekend. Rains spread over the state for Saturday through Sunday, with moisture totals in the .2-.4” range. Coverage looks to be around 60%.

Behind that, in the extended period, we still look for at least 2 waves coming through, maybe more. The key will be cold air…and we think there is a better chance of cold air coming in. Look for liquid precipitation equivalent of .25-.75” out of a system for the 8th into the 9th, and then up to half an inch again for the 11th into the 12th. Timing is up in the air, but we are seeing more models agreeing on the cold air push that comes in from the 11th through the 21st, so any active pattern at mid-month would have the potential to bring more snow.

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