Several Inches Of Snow Possible This Weekend

Storm System Could Hit Indiana With Heavy Snow

Several inches of snow could fall across a large swath of Indiana over the weekend as a complex storm system takes aim on the state.

Temperatures will warm up some ahead of the storm, making the forecast tricky.

Storm Team 6 meteorologist Julia Sandstrom said Thursday that preliminary indications are that 5 to 8 inches of snow could fall in the Indianapolis area on Sunday.

The forecast is in a state of flux and could change quite a bit as the storm system forms and begins moving toward Indiana.

Temperatures on Saturday are expected to warm into the upper 30s as the storm moves in, bringing a mix of rain and snow.

Any rain is expected to change to all snow across the area on Sunday as temperatures tumble into the 20s, with blustery winds.

Most of the accumulating snow is expected on Sunday as a low-pressure system sweeps by to the south of the region.

There could be a prolonged period of moderate to heavy snow, but the forecast will need to be tweaked over the next couple of days as the storm system takes shape.

If the low-pressure system tracks further south, there will be less snow in central Indiana. If it tracks further north, there could be more mixed precipitation and/or rain, which would hold snow accumulation totals down.

After the storm moves away, another blast of Arctic air will invade the state, with high temperatures in the teens and snow showers remaining in the forecast early next week.

Low temperatures could be near zero early next week, too.

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