Rain Changes Back to Snow Tonight

February 1st, 2014 at 11:06 am by under Weather

Temperatures will continue to climb into the upper 30s to near 40° today, but once a cold front passes through this evening, temperatures will tumble below freezing. Any rain falling will change over to a bit of sleet and freezing rain this evening before changing over to all snow after midnight.

While some of this snow will melt on the wet ground (from the 0.5″+ of rain will pick up today), some will stick. 1″-2″ of snow will be possible throughout much of the area overnight tonight through early Sunday morning. Some higher totals, on the order of 2″-3″, will be likely in areas north and west of Fort Wayne – especially LaGrange & Steuben counties. These areas will see more snow because they will change back over to snow first tonight.

Snow totals through Sunday morning.

Snow totals through Sunday morning.

Snow should taper off tomorrow morning, though watch out for slick road conditions. Remember, with temperatures falling down to near 20° Sunday morning, any standing water will freeze.

We’ll see a brief respite from snow chances on Sunday and Monday, before a storm sliding through the Midwest will bring snow back into the picture by Tuesday afternoon. This storm won’t dump the ridiculous 30″ of snow that some rumors have stated, though it will likely be plowable – possibly on the order of 6″+.

Of course, keep checking back for all the latest as we fine-tune this forecast!

One Response to “Rain Changes Back to Snow Tonight”

  1. mike says:

    I am sure you guys got a ton of email and calls about the storm on tuesday coming up so i understand the frustration, but you got to realize i think people were hearing about that hitting 30 inches and a new record for january and got the two stories combined. A blog post talking about the storm would have been an answer but you swerved around it at every chance and used words like mythical. I was disappointed how dismissive and frustrated you guys got with viewers. I would think you would love that they contact you when they hear something. It has been discussed a few times on your competitions facebook how nice they are compared to you guys frustration with us less knowledgeable weather people.