The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Indiana counties in the 95.3 MNC listening area and a winter storm watch for parts of central and southern Indiana ahead of a weekend storm that could drop up to 7 inches of snow in that region.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EST /7 AM CST/ SATURDAY TO MIDNIGHT EST /11 PM CST/ SATURDAY NIGHT... * WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches expected. * WHERE...Portions of northern Indiana and northwest Ohio. * WHEN...From 8 AM EST Saturday to midnight EST Saturday night. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
The watch that’s in effect from Friday night through Sunday morning covers 25 Indiana counties and includes the cities of Indianapolis, Bloomington, Columbus, Terre Haute and Vincennes, as well as numerous other communities.
Forecasters say a winter storm system moving in from the southwestern U.S. could potentially drop 4 to 7 inches of snow in the watch area, with locally higher amounts possible.
The weather service says the storm is expected to create hazardous travel conditions.
Forecasters say snowfall amounts may change with any deviations in the strength and path of the storm system.
A lull in the winter weather for Friday, Jan. 11, before more snow this weekend. A midwest storm will make headlines, however Michiana will be on the northern edge, with marginal snowfall. Up to three inches of snow looks possible, the highest amounts south of U.S. Highway 30 in Indiana. The snow ends by Sunday with clearing skies into Monday of next week.
Friday: Mostly cloudy. High of 32.
Saturday: Winter Weather Advisory 8 a.m. – 12 a.m. Snow showers expected, 2-4 inches of snow possible. High of 32.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. High of 34.
The Associated Press contributed to this story