Good afternoon, we are continuing to monitor the potential for freezing rain from late Friday through Sunday morning. A cold front will stall out to the south of the state. Several waves will move along the stalled front and with colder air in place, there is the potential for light freezing rain. There is still some uncertainty with how much will fall and where will the axis of where the higher amounts will fall. However, confidence is increasing that this will not be a widespread event and that freezing rain will be scattered at times. It will not be a washout by any means, but there could also be enough of ice accretion that could create some problems. Below is Futurecast radar from 7 pm Friday evening through 7 pm Saturday evening that will illistrate the scattered nature of freezing rain.
As you can see from the Futurecast, a wave will move along the stalled front beginning Friday evening, with the concentration of the freezing rain fallling in Central Indiana late Friday night into early Saturday morning. There could be a break in the activity by late Saturday morning before the potential of another wave moving through by late Saturday afternoon into Saturday evening. Areas south of Indy, there could be enough warm air in place that all rain could fall. In addition, areas north of Indy could at times see rain mixing in with freezing rain. Ice accrection/accumulation is possible that could cause some problems, but not enough confidence to determine exact totals at this time. Again, there is a lot of uncertainties as the difference of a few degrees could mean the difference between freezing rain and rain. So be sure to continue to follow for future forecast updates.
Note: The last two graphic explain what freezing rain/ice storms can do and how do freezing rain form.
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