So, tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which obviously means there will be a convoluted posting schedule tomorrow. I’ll figure it out, but I will be posting some forecasts, because THE WEATHER NEVER STOPS. And on to the place we had to mail in to win all those cereal box prizes.
At 1153AM, ET, Battle Creek was reporting a temperature of 30 degrees with clear skies. A developing, extremely troublesome system over the mid-Mississippi Valley extended a very active warm front across the Ohio Valley, and rain and mostly freezing rain was fallling across Indianapolis, and though no reports were filtering in yet north of there, clouds and verga were being detected on radar.
Fortunately, the sunny skies being seen in Battle Creek may be just enough to push temperatures above freezing this afternoon, and if precip begins falling it will be as rain. The warm front will stall over central Indiana overnight, so the bulk of the wet weather will remain to the south, over Indiana, however an occluded front or inverted trough will arrive overnight tonight, and bring about a rather heavy dose of rain. Fortunately, for most of the day on Thanksgiving, all precipitation will be rain, as temperatures aloft will be quite warm, and they will be just above freezing at the surface. Expect a change to snow to wait until Friday morning, when any lingering moisture will fall to the earth as snow. With all the rain expected tomorrow, be prepared for any moisture on roadways to freeze and make conditions slick.
Tomorrow – Cold rain likely, mixing with some slushy snow late, High 46, Low 30
Friday – Scattered snow showers, High 30, Low 22
TWC: Tomorrow – Cloudy with occasional rain showers High 40, Low 32
Friday – Windy with snow. High 33, Low 23
AW: Tomorrow – Rain and drizzle High 41, Low 26
Friday – Mostly cloudy with snow showers, accumulating a coating to an inch; windy and colder High 31, Low 19
NWS: Tomorrow – Occasional rain (snow late High 43, Low 32
Friday – Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy High 32, Low 23
WB: Tomorrow – Occasional rain until midday, then rain and snow in the afternoon. High 43, Low 32
Friday – Numerous snow showers, High 33, Low 23
All of those lows tomorrow are non standard, as are some of the highs (including mine) on Friday. My predicition is for an accumulation of up to 2 inches. Lots of moisture, but a lot of rain mixed in. We shall see. A look at the radar shows the nasty mix filtering from the south.