Of more immediate concern, however, is this weekend.
The National Weather Service is predicting snow, with varying degrees of likelihood, starting Friday night and for Saturday and Sunday. That could be mitigated somewhat Saturday, with temperatures expected to rise to 34 degrees, but a worst-case scenario Sunday has around 5 inches of new snow possible.
The federal Climate Prediction Center's latest forecasts suggest that snow and cold could continue to lash Indiana into late March, said associate state climatologist Ken Scheeringa with the State Climate Office at Purdue University.
He said the agency's monthly and seasonal outlooks call for a colder than normal but mostly dry start to March despite a storm forecast for this weekend.
Scheeringa said the Climate Prediction Center's spring forecast calls for a slight chance of a colder than normal spring in northern Indiana and wetter than normal conditions in the state's southern portions.
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