Winter Storm Watch in effect for Friday, Snowfall of 4-7 inches possible

(Photo supplied/National Weather Service of Northern Indiana)

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the entire listening area. The Watch is in effect from 7 a.m. – midnight on Friday, March. 3. Aa range of 4 to 7 inches of wet, heavy snow is expected to fall. Wind gusts topping 45 mph at times is also possible.

Things stay quiet again for Thursday, although cooler and cloudier following a shift in winds to being more from the northwest. Expect highs in the mid 40’s and mostly cloudy skies. We should stay dry overnight, but rain turning to wintry mix/snow moves in tomorrow morning and lasts through the day. We could see slushy snow or wintry mix, the mode of precipitation will vary depending on temperatures throughout the day which will likely be hovering around the freezing mark. Regardless of precipitation type, Friday will be messy.

The weekend looks to be much calmer with dry skies, temperatures in 40’s, and a bit of sunshine.


* WHAT...Heavy wet snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to
  7 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.

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

* WHEN...From Friday morning through Friday evening.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous
  conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Gusty
  winds and heavy snow could bring down tree branches.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Rain is expected to change over to heavy
  snow over northern portions of the area, especially near the
  Michigan border. Rapid snow accumulations are likely.

ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Center Forecast:

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. High 44.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low 33.

Friday: Rain/snow and windy. High 36.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 40.

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