A low pressure system currently moving into the northern Plains will slide southeastward into the Midwest over the few days, bringing the return of snow to our area. The latest forecast models runs have indicated this low pressure system may move a bit faster and bring a bit more snow to northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio than we were thinking yesterday. A few snow showers will be possible tonight, after midnight, but most of the accumulating snow holds off until Monday. You may see some snow for the morning commute, but right now it looks like moderate snow holds off until mid-morning Monday.
Watch out for slick roads and reduced visibility throughout the day. Light to moderate accumulating snow continues through the afternoon and evening before tapering off closer to daybreak Tuesday. A few scattered snow showers may be possible into Tuesday afternoon, but little to no additional accumulation is expected.
In the blog yesterday, we talked about plume data and how it represents 20+ different models to provide a mean forecast amount. Yesterday, that amount was right around 2″ of snow for Fort Wayne. Now, that’s closer to 4.5″-5″ for The Summit City – just to give you a perspective of how much has changed over the past 24 hours.
Most of our area can expect to see 3″-5″ of snow, with some isolated 6″ totals possible. Meanwhile, Grant, Blackford, and Jay counties will see a bit less – likely 2″-4″ there. Further south, in places like Indy and Muncie, snow totals are less certain since some mixing will occur. Indy may see less than 1″, with 1″-3″ possible near Muncie.
This will likely be one of the most significant snow events of the winter season so far – we haven’t had many. The last 3″+ snow event in Fort Wayne was all the way back on December 11th. According to climate data, we’ve only picked up about half the amount of snow we typically see through this point in the winter season. Keep checking back with the Live Doppler 15 Fury Storm Team for the latest updates!