Winter weather advisory in effect for north central Indiana
A winter weather advisory is in effect for the following counties from 7:00 am to noon Tuesday:
ADAMS, ALLEN, BLACKFORD, CARROLL, CASS, CLINTON, DELAWARE, DE KALB, ELKHART, FOUNTAIN, FULTON, GRANT, HOWARD, HUNTINGTON, JAY, KOSCIUSKO, LAGRANGE, MADISON, MARSHALL, MIAMI, NOBLE, PULASKI, RANDOLPH, STARKE, STEUBEN, TIPPECANOE, TIPTON, WABASH, WARREN, WELLS, WHITE, WHITLEY
Ice accumulations less than a quarter of an inch are expected Tuesday morning. Expect slick conditions on roads. Light ice accumulations on trees and power lines may cause power outages.
On Tuesday, the Indianapolis metro area will have a chance of freezing rain from 5:00 am to 7:00 pm, but that could be mixed with rain. Look for up to an inch or so of rain the rest of the day in the Metro area.
On Wednesday, computer models show an area of light snow moving in Wednesday morning and continuing through the day. No heavy snow is expected in the Indianapolis metro area, but areas north of Muncie could get anywhere from one to three inches.
This is part of a major winter storm that is bringing snow and high winds to parts of the central Plains, although Indiana won't see nearly as much snow as other parts of the country.
National Weather Service officials in Kansas and Oklahoma have issued blizzard warnings and watches through tonight. Forecasters predicted up to 18 inches of snow near Amarillo, Texas, and wind gusts up to 65 mph, as the storm tracks eastward. Conditions have already forced road closures in Texas and Oklahoma.
Video from Kansas showed blowing wind and heavy snow Monday evening.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is telling people, "stay off the road unless it's absolutely critical."
Forecasters also warn of possible tornadoes in the southeast.
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