The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday for parts of Central Indiana, including Indianapolis.
A front will move through the area this evening, bringing rain and a slight chance for thunderstorms. The rain will eventually switch over to sleet, and then snow.
“The transition in the Indianapolis metropolitan area will likely occur during the morning rush period Wednesday,” the NWS said in its advisory.
Accumulations will be around 2 to 4 inches. Wind gusts are expected to hit 40-45 mph, and the NWS says blowing snow could drop visibility to a quarter mile or less at times. On top of that, wind chills will be in the single digits.
That forecast isn’t nice, but things could be worse.
Northern Indiana is under a winter storm warning through Wednesday, with the NWS office in Chicago predicting “near blizzard conditions.” They expect 4 to 8 inches of snow and wind gusts up to 40 mph.
Things will begin to calm down Wednesday night, and temperatures are expected to bounce back into the 50s Friday and Saturday.
But, don’t get too excited. Another storm system is lurking, with chances for rain and snow Sunday night through Monday.