Ending 2016 on a Damp Note
Showers are moving into the region from south to north and they will be widespread during the morning and early afternoon. However, they will not be clearing out completely for the evening. Most of the precipitation today will be rain, although earlier this morning there was a brief mix of snow and sleet and there could be a few times tonight this happens again. The bulk of the rain will be ahead of a cold front, which is just out to our west, however we still have a chance for a few pesky showers later tonight.
Before we time out the rain, one thing to note, it has been gusty for a few days and today will be no exception. We will see winds around 20-25 mph and gusts up to 30-35 mph. This will make a damp and cold day, feel even colder and more miserable. Our highs will be in the mid 40s, but it will feel significantly cooler.
Showers will be widespread by this afternoon, from the top to bottom of our viewing area. It will be all rain and generally light, besides a pocket here or there of moderate rain.
By this evening, showers will become more scattered and begin to taper off. However, they will not completely clear the region. My suggestion for this evening is to keep the umbrella handy!
Notice by 9 pm, there are still a few pesky showers. I do think the best chance for these showers will be for our southern counties, however, I cannot completely rule out an isolated shower for metro or southern IN.
And when it is time to ring in the new year?
The coverage of showers is significantly less than this morning and afternoon, however you may still have to dodge a shower or two. Notice Advancetrak still has a shower in our north, metro and southern counties. They are spotty and light but they are there. I don't think they will have a huge impact on your night, but if your goal is to stay dry, be aware there is still a 30% chance for rain for the beginning of 2017!
And although today's rain will be a bit pesky, we shouldn't expect much in terms of rainfall totals. Roughly a tenth to a third of an inch is what we can expect.
Here is the probability of precipitation for metro this evening along with the temperatures. It will be cold and breezy too! Dress warm!
The first week of 2017 is going to be an ACTIVE one. Potentially strong to severe storms to start the week with temps in the 60s and snow showers with teens to end it. Jeremy will riddle it all out for you this evening on WDRB News!
I hope you have a very safe evening if you are going to be out and about! The rain could make the roads slick. Plan ahead and go slow! :)
Happy New Year and I'll see you in 2017!