Winter Weather Advisory issued for tonight and Friday morning

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our area:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
318 PM EST THU FEB 21 2013

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY TONIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING…

A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS WILL MOVE NORTHEAST TO WISCONSIN ON FRIDAY. AS THE LOW APPROACHES THE MIDWEST… A BAND OF SNOW IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS OUR AREA OVERNIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM AROUND AN INCH OVER EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE AREA TO AROUND 3 INCHES IN THE WEST. IN ADDITION SOME FREEZING DRIZZLE IS LIKELY LATE TONIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING RESULTING IN LIGHT ACCRUAL OF ICE ON TREES…ROADS… AND SIDEWALKS. ICE ACCRUAL SHOULD BE LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH.

[…] …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EST /7 PM CST/ THIS EVENING TO NOON EST /11 AM CST/ FRIDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND FREEZING DRIZZLE… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EST /7 PM CST/ THIS EVENING TO NOON EST /11 AM CST/ FRIDAY.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER…

* A BAND OF SNOW IS EXPECTED TO MOVE FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST ACROSS THE AREA OVERNIGHT… CHANGING TO FREEZING DRIZZLE EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 4 INCHES IS EXPECTED WITH HEAVIEST AMOUNTS OVER NORTHWEST INDIANA AND SOUTHWEST LOWER MICHIGAN.

IMPACTS…

* SNOW COVERED SLICK ROADS AND SIDEWALKS OVERNIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING.

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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