Periods of light snow will continue tonight but temperatures will drop by Friday morning, just in time for another tense morning commute.
A batch of snow that affected the evening commute has pushed east, with locations in Indiana reporting 2 to 3 inches and as many as 2 inches in the northern region of Celina, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Jamie Simpson said Thursday evening.
The Mercer County Sheriff's Office issued a snow advisory late Thursday afternoon, warning motorists of snow covered and blowing snow.
Another mass in central Indiana will reach the area during the time frame of 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. About an inch of snow should come with that mass, then there should be a lull for most of the night with light flurries and little -- if any -- additional accumulation, Simpson said.
It will be breezy at times, which could cause bad road conditions. Roads will improve with the break in the snowfall. Temperatures will warm up rising to about 30 at midnight then falling to near 20 by sunrise.
Friday will bring more periodic snow showers about sunrise, so another inch in spots may have significant impact on the morning commute, Simpson said.
A second lull in weather systems appears to be headed to the area during the second half of the day Friday, with one final batch of about an inch of snow coming Friday night.
throughout the day and evening before finally coming to an end. We could add another inch or so Friday, bringing total accumulation to 2 inches to 3 inches in scattered locations, Simpson said. Temperatures will actually fall Friday, ending up in the mid- to upper teens by the end of the day. Not as much wind is expected, so blowing and drifting snow should be kept at a minimum.
Look for a cold start Saturday with temperatures near 10 degrees. Clouds will increase through midday with more snow arriving late afternoon, continuing in the evening and ending by midnight. That system will bring the potential for another 2 inches to 3 inches of snow across the area. Highs will be in the mid-20s.
Sunday is the only dry day this week and likely bring the most sun over the next five days, Simpson said. The cold weather continues Sunday, with highs just above freezing in the afternoon.
Monday, temperatures will start near 20 and reach into the mid-20s. There's a chance for more snow showers Monday evening as another cold front passes through with very cold air behind it, said Simpson.
Light, scattered snow showers continue into Tuesday, with high temps reaching the mid teens.
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