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Winter Storm Warning - Snow overnight & on Sunday

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After a high of 49 degrees Saturday afternoon, temperatures have dropped 16 degrees in just a few hours.  The arctic front is moving into Indiana and this front will provide the cold air for our developing winter storm.  The center of that storm is moving out of Colorado now and headed our way.

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At 8pm, the roads are still dry.  The chance for snow, sleet and freezing rain starts to increase later this evening especially after midnight.  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 until 7am Monday.  It is a winter weather advisory for our northern viewing (north of Muncie and Crawfordsville). 

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The snow will start to fall in Lafayette, Kokomo, Marion and Hartford City first, in the next hour or 2.  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. 

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