Winter Storm Warning: 10 inches of snow or more could drop on Michiana

(Photo supplied/National Weather Service)

The Winter Weather Advisory has been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning for the 95.3 MNC listening area, effecting at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 through 4 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 12.

(Photo supplied/National Weather Service)
(Photo supplied/National Weather Service)

An extended period of light snow will impact the advisory area starting this evening and continuing into Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service.

Light snow is expected to overspread the area on Saturdday night but will pick up in intensity during the overnight hours into Sunday morning. Snow will continue through Sunday evening. The period of heaviest snow is expected from overnight Saturday night through Sunday afternoon.

Storm total snowfall accumulations from Saturday night through Sunday night of 6 to 10 inches with localized higher amounts possible.

Locations south of U.S. 6 may see lesser amounts as temperatures warm to near or just above freezing allowing for some melting of the snow as well as the potential of rain mixing at times.

The snow will cause limited visibility and slippery conditions on untreated roads Saturday night through Sunday across the warning area.

The Indiana Department of Transportation on Saturday advised travelers facing snowy road conditions to reduce speeds and keep a safe distance between vehicles, especially around snow plows.

The ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Center Forecast:

  • Saturday: Mostly cloudy, highs in the mid 20s.
  • Saturday night: Snow begins after 9pm. Lows in the low 20s.
  • Sunday: Snowy and breezy, highs in the low 30s. Winter Storm Warning in effect.
  • Monday: Mostly cloudy, snow showers ending, highs near 30 and falling.
  • Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, highs in the mid 20s.
  • Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, chance snow showers, highs in the upper teens.
  • Thursday: Mostly cloudy, highs in the low teens. BRR!

95.3 MNC will air extended weather updates every 15 minutes on air throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. For weather alerts direct to your cell phone, text NEWS to 45364 or click here.

Church and community delays, postponements and cancellations can be found here.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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