A cold snap will usher in blustery winds and possibly light snow through Central Indiana this week – but the arctic blast won’t last long.
The National Weather Service is predicting the coldest days of the season so far Monday and Tuesday. Wind gusts between 20 to 30 mph will blow through the region on Monday, dropping temperatures to the mid 30s. The gusts are expected to dwindle by the evening, but temperatures will fall to the teens.
Forecasters are expecting temperatures between 15 to 20 degrees throughout the region.
Tuesday’s temperatures will also see highs hovering around 30 degrees throughout the day. Come nightfall, forecasters said there’s a chance of light snowfall, particularly on the south side of Indianapolis.
“We’re expecting about a half an inch, so anywhere from a dusting to a thin coating,” Alexander McGinnis of the National Weather Service said.
McGinnis said that while Central Indiana residents should exercise caution, he said there’s no concern about driving visibility or safety hazards.
The cold snap is expected to let up by the middle of the week. Temperatures will rise by Wednesday, the NWS said, and return to highs of 50 degrees by the end of the week.
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This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: Indianapolis weather: Cold snap to bring wind and light snow storms