Wintry mix to continue today and tonight

National Weather Service

The latest from the National Weather Service on the Winter Weather Advisory:

…WINTRY MIX EXPECTED TODAY AND TONIGHT…

DEEP LOW PRESSURE NEAR SAINT LOUIS MISSOURI WILL MOVE NORTHEAST TO WESTERN LAKE ERIE BY LAKE ERIE BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IN ADVANCE OF THIS SYSTEM A PERIOD OF WINTRY MIX WILL CONTINUE TO SURGE NORTHWARD INTO SOUTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN BY MIDDAY. FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WILL BE THE PRIMARY PRECIPITATION TYPES THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON…ESPECIALLY NORTH OF THE ROUTE 30 CORRIDOR WHERE SURFACE TEMPERATURES WILL STRUGGLE TO REMAIN ABOVE FREEZING. SOUTH OF THE ROUTE 30 CORRIDOR…THE MIX OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO DWINDLE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON…WITH LIGHT LIQUID RAIN BECOMING THE MORE DOMINANT PRECIPITATION TYPE. WHILE OVERALL SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD BE LIGHT…ANY ACCUMULATED AMOUNT ON UNTREATED ROADS AND PARKING LOTS WILL POTENTIALLY BE HAZARDOUS.

THE GREATEST ACCUMULATIONS OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN IS EXPECTED ACROSS FAR NORTHERN INDIANA…NORTHWEST OHIO AND SOUTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN THIS AFTERNOON…WHERE EXTENDED PERIODS OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN ARE POSSIBLE. GREATEST ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL LIKELY BE AROUND TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH AS A COMBINATION OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET. AS THE STORM SYSTEM NEARS CENTRAL INDIANA THIS EVENING…SNOW WILL BEGIN TO MIX INTO THE REGION FROM WEST TO EAST. BY LATE TONIGHT…SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BECOME THE DOMINANT PRECIPITATION TYPE AND PERSIST INTO WEDNESDAY.

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON…

HAZARDOUS WEATHER…

* THE FREEZING RAIN…MIXED AT TIMES WITH SLEET…WILL BECOME PREDOMINANTLY LIQUID RAIN AS TEMPERATURES SLOWLY RISE ABOVE FREEZING BY MID AFTERNOON.

IMPACTS…

* TRAVEL INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON WILL LIKELY BE HAMPERED BY THE WINTRY WEATHER.

* LIGHT ICE ACCUMULATIONS ON TREES AND POWER LINES MAY CAUSE POWER OUTAGES OVER NORTHERN INDIANA AND NORTHWEST OHIO.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. THE SNOW MAY BE MIXED WITH SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN OVER NORTHERN INDIANA AND NORTHWEST OHIO.

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