Winter Weather Advisory for listening area could lead to tricky travel

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(David Caulfield)/ABC 57 Meteorologist) The National Weather Service of Northern Indiana has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the 95.3 MNC listening area. The advisory begins at 11 a.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 9, and ends at 6 pm. EST.

Moderate to heavy snow is possible today across Michiana. Snow will begin around 12 p.m., and will initially be heavy at times.

A persistent breeze of 15 to 25 mph will accompany the higher snowfall rates early this afternoon, which could greatly reduce visibility.

Travel this afternoon will be difficult across the area.

Rain should mix with the snow this evening before precipitation changes completely to rain tonight.

Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are still expected for most of Michiana, with the bulk of the snow falling early in the afternoon.

The start of the work week still looks quiet and mostly cloudy with highs in the middle 30s.

Another round of rain and snow is possible for Wednesday and the first part of Thursday before a cold Valentine’s Day comes our way.

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EST /10 AM CST/
THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EST /6 PM CST/ THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Snow expected with brief heavy snowfall. Total snow
  accumulations of 1 to 3 inches.

* WHERE...Portions of northern Indiana, southwest Michigan and
  northwest Ohio.

* WHEN...From 11 AM EST /10 AM CST/ this morning to 7 PM EST /6
  PM CST/ this evening.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Heavy snow and
  patchy blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...A band of heavy snow is expected to move
  across the advisory area and quickly produce most of the 1 to 3
  inches of expected storm total snow. Visibilities within this band
  are expected to become significantly restricted. This band is
  expected to move fairly quickly from the WSW to the ENE across the
  advisory area, but could impact any given location for up to 3
  hours.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

Your ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Center Forecast

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Heavy snow possible in the afternoon. High of 35.

Sunday Night: Rain/snow in the evening, then light rain possible overnight. Low 30.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. High 35.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. High 34.

 

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