Winter storm warning in effect for central Indiana - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Winter storm warning in effect for central Indiana

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INDIANAPOLIS -

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has upgraded the winter storm from a watch to a WARNING for heavy snow, blowing and drifting snow, and dangerously cold temperatures. The warning is in effect until 1 a.m. Monday for much of the WTHR viewing area.

Accumulations are likely with many locations receiving 8 to 12 inches from late Saturday night through Sunday night.

Fans heading home from the Colts game this evening won't encounter any snow. Fans attending the Pacers game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse tonight may see some flurries, which could start around midnight.

Winds will increase Sunday afternoon with gusts of 35 to 40 mph possible. This will result in considerable blowing and drifting snow.

Bitter cold air will spread into our region Sunday afternoon and evening causing wind chills to drop to 25 to 35 below zero.

Even colder temperatures will occur Monday and early Tuesday with wind chills as low as 30 to 40 below. 

A winter storm warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an Emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

This includes (but is not limited to) the following counties:

BARTHOLOMEW, BOONE, BROWN, CARROLL, CLAY, CLINTON, DAVIESS, DECATUR, DELAWARE, FOUNTAIN, GREENE, HAMILTON, HANCOCK, HENDRICKS, HENRY, HOWARD, JACKSON, JENNINGS, JOHNSON, KNOX, LAWRENCE, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MONROE, MONTGOMERY, MORGAN, OWEN, PARKE, PUTNAM, RANDOLPH, RUSH, SHELBY, SULLIVAN, TIPPECANOE, TIPTON, VERMILLION, VIGO, WARREN

ADAMS, ALLEN, BLACKFORD, CASS, DE KALB, ELKHART, FULTON, GRANT, HUNTINGTON, JAY, KOSCIUSKO, LAGRANGE, MARSHALL, MIAMI, NOBLE, PULASKI, STARKE, STEUBEN, WABASH, WELLS, WHITE, WHITLEY

Wind chill warning (more counties likely to be added later):

ADAMS, ALLEN, BLACKFORD, CASS, DE KALB, ELKHART, FULTON, GRANT, HUNTINGTON, JAY, KOSCIUSKO, LAGRANGE, MARSHALL, MIAMI, NOBLE, PULASKI, STARKE, STEUBEN, WABASH, WELLS, WHITE, WHITLEY

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