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Bitter Cold Temperatures Settling In and Affecting Travel

The cold weather will be here for the immediate future.

INDIANAPOLIS-- Wind chills of -5 to around -20° are possible through 10AM.  A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for areas north of Indianapolis.

It's all about the bitter cold today.  Our "high" only reaches into the lower teens this afternoon.  Factoring in a NW wind of just 5-10 mph will be enough to send feels like numbers into negative territory through noon and lower single digits after that.  The silver lining here is the return of sunshine.

We're very cold again tonight.  Even as clouds increase, our temperatures barely stay above zero.

There's no sign of this arctic air leaving central Indiana through early next week.  Our next chance of light snow arrives late Thursday with little to no accumulation.
 
Wednesday: Sunrise  8:05 AM    Sunset  5:28 PM
 
Today: Mostly sunny and very cold. High: 12

Tonight: Increasing clouds. Low: 3
 
Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow late, mainly north. High: 21
 
Friday: Mostly cloudy. 30% chance of light snow. High: 24
 
Saturday: Partly sunny. High: 12
 
Sunday: 20% chance of snow. High: 15
 
Monday: Partly sunny. High: 15 

Tuesday: Partly sunny. High: 17 

 

The weather is affecting travel conditions across the state. 

Travel advisories have been issued in multiple central and northern Indiana counties. 

Advisories remained in effect Sunday for more than a dozen counties in central and northern Indiana after Christmas Eve's snowfall across the state. 

Those advisories carried over to the day after Christmas in many of those counties. 

The "advisory" is the lowest level of local travel advisory status and means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, like slick roads.

Drivers should also make sure all windows are clear of snow and ice and head lights are on to increase visibility, even during the day. It is always recommended to keep an emergency kit along with a fully charged cell phone handy when driving in any type of winter weather. 

 

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