Freezing rain to lead to hazardous driving conditions on New Years Day

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(Emily Kennedy/ABC 57 News) We are starting out 2021 with freezing rain in our forecast. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 1.

Freezing rain will start south of US-30 around 9 a.m. and work it’s way north. It looks like it will last into the afternoon so slick roads will be likely most of the day. Ice accumulation of one-tenth to one-quarter of an inch is expected. Isolated power outages cannot be ruled out.

It’ll briefly change over rain showers in the evening before turning to snow. Less than 1″ expected for most but could see 1-2″ of snow north of the Indiana Toll Road.

Saturday is quiet, weather-wise, but a quick round of snow moves through Saturday night into early Sunday morning. The first work week in 2021 starts out mild with some sunshine.

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

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations
  of up to one inch and ice accumulations of one tenth to two
  tenths of an inch.

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

* WHEN...From 11 AM EST /10 AM CST/ to 7 PM EST /6 PM CST/
  Friday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Freezing rain is expected to overspread
  the advisory area from south to north late Friday morning
  through early Friday afternoon. A brief wintry mix of snow,
  sleet, and freezing rain is possible at onset, before quickly
  changing to mainly freezing rain. Any snow accumulations will
  generally be less than an inch.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling. Some power outages are
possible.

Your ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Center Forecast:

New Year’s Day: Freezing rain, then rain. High 34.

Tonight: Light snow early, cloudy. Low 30.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. High 38.

Sunday: AM light snow, mostly cloudy. High 37.

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