Winter Weather Advisory issued

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
122 PM EST MON JAN 17 2011

…WINTRY MIX TONIGHT AND EARLY TUESDAY…

.MILD AND MOIST AIR WILL SPREAD NORTHEAST OVER A WEDGE OF COLDER AIR AND CAUSE A WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION TONIGHT AND EARLY TUESDAY. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE TO FREEZING RAIN AND THEN RAIN WHERE SURFACE TEMPERATURES HAVE RISEN ABOVE FREEZING. HOWEVER…GROUND TEMPERATURES MAY LAG BEHIND AIR TEMPERATURES AND PROLONG THE POTENTIAL FOR SLIPPERY TRAVEL AND HAZARDOUS WALKING SURFACES. COLDER AIR WILL SPREAD BACK INTO THE AREA TUESDAY AFTERNOON…WITH PRECIPITATION BECOMING ALL SNOW BY LATE IN THE DAY.

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM EST TUESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM EST TUESDAY.

* TIMING…A MIXTURE OF SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN WILL SPREAD INTO THE AREA TONIGHT.

* MAIN IMPACT…SURFACES ARE LIKELY TO BECOME ICY CAUSING SLIPPERY TRAVEL AND HAZARDOUS WALKING CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW…SLEET…OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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