Here we go again we that familiar moist southwest flow aloft meeting our cold polar air mass at the surface once again. I think we will have a mix of snow and sleet tomorrow afternoon between 4 and 8 p.m. with an inch of snow and sleet not out of the question. The good news is our south to southwest wind should kick in quickly during the evening helping to changeover the mix to freezing rain and rain between 8 p.m. and 12 a.m. and mostly rain thereafter. This is the timeline for Tippecanoe County southward. If you are north near Monticello add about 2 hours and in our far north including Rensselaer 3 hours to the changeover. I do think amounts will be very similar from south to north. Right now here is my breakdown.
1" of snow and sleet (closer to 2" from Monticello northward)
.10" of freezing rain
1" of a cold rain as tempeatures rise into the middle 30s by Wednesday morning.
I will continue to watch it very carefully for you. If there is some good news it does look like our period of freezing rain will be about half as long as last week with more snow and sleet involved. This could hold down accumulations on powerlines and trees. But we are still watching a developing storm and it is still too early to make a final call on amounts.