STATEWIDE–Freezing rain and snow will fall across Indiana over the next couple of days.
The northern part of the state is expected to see the most snow.
“They’ll see some higher snowfall amounts. As you get up near Lake Michigan, we could snowfall amounts of 3-5 inches. That could be the total up in the Lafayette area,” says National Weather Service of Indianapolis Meteorologist Crystal Petit.
In Indianapolis, Petit says ice amounts could get up to two-tenths of an inch by Thursday morning. She expects freezing rain and ice to start moving through beginning around 5 pm Wednesday night.
“There are some chances for a little bit of snow to mix in, but it looks more like freezing rain in Indianapolis. As you get along the I-70 corridor and 30-40 miles south of that, they’re looking at icing. If you get south of that, they’re looking at more rain. If you’re going into southern Indiana and even towards Kentucky, they’re going to get heavy rain. So it’s a pretty big event that’s moving through,” Petit said.
A winter weather advisory is in effect from 4 pm Wednesday until 10 am Thursday.
“Thursday morning, we’ll still have some ongoing precipitation probably changing over to snow at that point. Then we’ll be looking at off-an-on chances of snow for the next couple of days, just really light amounts,” Petit said.
Freezing rain and ice can be more hazardous than snow, Petit says.
“Chances are you’re not going to be able to see it as well on the roads, so you won’t know what spots are slick until you actually hit them. It can also power outages than we usually see with snow. We need to be on the lookout for those things,” Petit said.
High temperatures will be in the 30s during the next few days for much of the state.
(PHOTO: NWS Indianapolis)
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