Timing of the storm
The winter storm that we have been tracking for the last several days is starting to organize to our west. The roads will be dry through early this evening, but expect tricky travel anytime after 11pm. There are still questions about the track, available moisture and potential warm air with this winter storm, so there will be updates to amounts and precipitation type as we get new information. A winter storm warning is in effect for most of central Indiana from 7pm tonight through 7am Monday. It is a winter weather advisory for our northern viewing (north of Muncie and Crawfordsville).
Now the snow will start to fall in Lafayette, Kokomo, Marion and Hartford City first. That will happen around 7 or 8 tonight. That steady snow will fall through mid-day Sunday, with 3-6 inches of snow expected. A wintry mix of sleet and snow will start to fall across the rest of central Indiana closer to 11pm or midnight. We expect that wintry mess to linger through early Sunday. Across our far southern viewing area (Bedford, North Vernon and Seymour) there will be some freezing rain to that may lead to ice accumulations early Sunday. There will be a transition to all snow from north to south on Sunday. Where it stays all snow, we are expecting 5-8 inches. Locally higher amounts can't be ruled out. For Bloomington and Columbus south, we have 3-6 inches of snow due to the potential of more sleet and freezing rain. If there is more snow, we may adjust your totals up. So stay tuned for updates. Here is a look at the timing with FutureTrak 13 from 7pm to 7am. I will post additional images later this evening.