Winter Storm Warning for most of Michiana Sunday/Monday

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UPDATE: Expect the most intense snow bands in the afternoon and evening, so travel today will be slow. Expect snow-covered roads at times and reduced visibilities. That’s why a Winter Storm Warning takes effect at 7 AM Sunday for St. Joseph (IN), LaPorte, and Berrien counties until 7 PM Monday. The warning area now includes Cass (MI), Elkhart, Kosciusko, Marshall, and Starke (IN) with the latest update this AM. Everyone else is under a Winter Weather Advisory from 7 AM to 7 PM today.

* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions.
Accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected Sunday. Lake effect
snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected Sunday night
and Monday. Total snow accumulations between 5 and 9 inches are
forecast.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Northwest winds of 15 to 20 mph with gusts
as high as 30 mph on Christmas day will cause patchy blowing
and drifting snow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected. If you must travel, keep an extra
flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are
calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

As for the rest of the listening area, you are under a Winter Weather Advisory for the same hours.

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST /6 AM CST/ TO
7 PM EST /6 PM CST/ SUNDAY…

* WHAT…Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total
snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are expected.

* WHERE…Portions of northern Indiana and southwest Michigan.

* WHEN…From 7 AM EST /6 AM CST/ to 7 PM EST /6 PM CST/ Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
times and snow covered roads.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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