Warmer Weather Expected By Mid January, Then A Cold February & March

Indiana's state climatologist says Hoosiers can expect a gradual warming by mid-January following the state's bitterly cold start to 2015. Purdue University climatologist Dev Niyogi says that after a brief warm-up later this month, weather models suggest temperatures will drop again for a long spell. He says the outlook for February through March generally calls for temperatures to be cooler than normal. The State Climate Office also expects below-normal precipitation across Indiana through March, in keeping with the office's earlier prediction of a drier-than-normal winter overall in Indiana. He says that will likely mean less snowfall this winter than last year, when the state was buffeted by frequent snowstorms.