NewsLocal News / January 3, 2014

More Snow, Bitter Cold On The Way

WFYI News
More Snow, Bitter Cold On The Way

Here we go again.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for much of Indiana effective late Saturday night through late Sunday night.

“A significant winter storm is likely Sunday as low pressure tracks across the Ohio Valley and a strong upper trough deepens across the upper Midwest,” the NWS said in a statement Friday morning.

According to the NWS, we can expect the snow to begin Saturday night and become heavy at times on Sunday. Accumulations “in excess of six inches are expected” by Sunday night.

In addition to the piles of snow, the storm will pack 20 mph winds that could create problems with blowing and drifting snow on Sunday. The wind will also combine with extremely cold temperatures to produce wind chills of 25 below zero Sunday night and then 40 below zero on Monday and Tuesday. The NWS says it will be the coldest weather Central Indiana has seen in 20 years.

All of this comes on the heels of six inches of snow that fell on Thursday, and a low temperature of 3 below zero at Indianapolis International Airport Friday morning.