Central Indiana may see its next light snowfall at the end of the week.
What will begin as rain Thursday evening will soon develop into a rain-snow mix late Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service. By sunrise Friday morning, there will be snow on the ground.
“It’s just going to be some light snow,” NWS meteorologist Kaci Hoover said. “We are expecting total accumulations of less than an inch — closer to half an inch. Some isolated areas could be around an inch.”
That wintry mix and snow could make roads in the Indianapolis area slick Friday morning, Hoover said, due in part to temperatures dropping from the high 30s to low 30s Thursday night into Friday morning.
“Anytime there is precipitation on the roads, you’ll just want to slow down and leave space in between cars,” Hoover said of driving conditions Friday. “Don’t be deceived. … Light precipitation still causes problems.”
Hoover said Friday’s snowfall will last into the day on Saturday. And after that, temperatures will cool off to a normal January chill.
Temperatures will remain in the low to mid-30s for the rest of the weekend and into next week.