Winter is officially upon us as of 11:28 a.m. Thursday. And, with the Christmas and New Year holidays right around the corner, it seems quite appropriate that this weekend’s forecast has the possibility of a White Christmas for those of us in west central and central Indiana.
According to the National Weather Service, an approaching frontal system from the Plains will bring chances for rain to the area Thursday night. After that, light snow accumulations are possible over the Christmas holiday weekend. A frontal system is expected to bring mostly rain and freezing rain to central Indiana late this week and early into the weekend. Another disturbance may bring accumulating snow Christmas Eve afternoon and evening.
Another aspect to the system is a definite change in the temperature. After being in the upper 40s Friday, a rain-snow mix is possible Friday night with temperatures at the freezing mark. The high on Saturday remains at the freezing mark with temps falling into the low 20s Saturday night.
Sunday brings a 40 percent chance of snow in the day and a 30 percent chance at night. Daytime temperatures will be in the upper 20s with the low falling to 17.
Beginning Christmas Day and running through Thursday, daytime temps will be in the mid to upper 20s with nighttime lows being in the mid to upper teens. There is a slight chance for snow Wednesday and Wednesday night.