Heavy snow and ice this weekend

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The SkyTrak13 weather team is tracking a significant winter storm this weekend with heavy snow, sleet and ice all possible for central Indiana.

Friday morning's forecast models show snow showers starting after 8:00 p.m. Saturday and continuing through Monday morning.  Along and north of Interstate 70, 6" to 10″ of snow will be likely if the precipitation falls as mostly snow. 

The line between ice/sleet and snow is something we will continue to analyze into the weekend.  South of I-70, up to 6″ of snow is possible, with sleet and up to a quarter inch of ice possible. 

Temperatures will be key to setting the sleet/snow line, and if more freezing rain/sleet mixes in, snow totals will be lowered. But in areas that see all snow, totals may have to be bumped up.

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The snow will continue into Monday morning.  Travel is expected to become very difficult Sunday, and continuing Monday morning.

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for all of Central Indiana for Saturday night through Monday morning.

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Before that system gets here, we'll enjoy a mix of sun and clouds Friday with highs in the low 30s.

Up to 1″ of snow is possible Friday night, but not everyone will get snow as temperatures fall to the upper 20s.

Saturday will be mostly cloudy with temperatures in the upper 30s before the storm moves in.  Check in with us often for any changes to the forecast.

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