Big Snow Coming Later This Week?

Several Inches Of Snow Possible Friday, Saturday

A storm system taking shape in the southwestern U.S. could bring several inches of snow to parts of Indiana when it moves through late this week.

Storm Team 6 meteorologist Kevin Gregory said the forecast could change quite a bit before Friday, but it appears much of Indiana could see significant snowfall.

In the Indianapolis area, there's a good chance there will be 4 or more inches of snow before the storm moves away.

A strengthening low-pressure system will begin approaching Indiana on Friday, bringing moisture into the state.

Precipitation could begin as a mix of freezing rain and rain early in the day Friday. At least a portion of Indiana could see precipitation change to all rain during the day before transitioning to snow later in the day through Saturday morning.

Temperatures will be marginal for snow, and the amount that falls will be dependent, in large part, on how much rain falls instead of snow.

In the northern part of the region, precipitation could stay all frozen, while areas south of Indianapolis could see much more rain.

The transition to snow is expected to happen before the Friday evening rush, with periods of moderate snow through the night.

The storm system will begin pulling out of the state on Saturday, leaving flurries and snow showers behind.

High temperatures in the Indianapolis area are expected to be in the mid to upper 30s on Friday, meaning snow could be mixed with rain and any snow that falls might not accumulate initially.

A lot could change with the forecast over the next couple of days as the forecast track of the low-pressure system becomes better established.

After the storm moves away, temperatures will stay below freezing for a few days, with calmer weather ahead.

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