Turning colder with a wintry mess on tap

Tuesday evening forecast

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Winter returns in a big way with much colder temperatures with a possibility of sleet, freezing rain and snow for much of central Indiana.


Temperatures will continue to tumble as we head into the evening and overnight hours. While the main batch of precipitation will have moved out, some light precip. will likely hang around, which could squeeze out a light mix of freezing rain and snow over portions of the area overnight. Any accumulations will be light, but could be enough to slick up spots on untreated surfaces Wednesday morning.

Lows fall to the middle to upper 20s overnight.


Our next system of interest moves in for Wednesday afternoon and night. For most of central Indiana, this appears to be a freezing rain/sleet event starting just before or around the Wednesday evening commute. Icy precipitation is slated to hang around for the rest of the evening, gradually tapering off as we approach daybreak on Thursday.

Ice accumulation should be light, but certainly enough to create some travel headaches for the Wednesday evening drive and beyond.

For far northwestern counties, there is a possibility of more snow than freezing rain/sleet – possibly with a band of 2″-3″ of new snow accumulation.

Meanwhile, high temperatures only hit the middle 30s.

8 day forecast:

Quieter but chilly weather settles in for the end of the work week. A few flurries or sprinkles could be possible on Saturday. Temperatures look to rebound starting Sunday through the first half of next week.