Freezing Rain Advisory issued until 11 am

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory until 11 am:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
407 AM EDT MON MAR 18 2013

…ICY SURFACES EXPECTED THIS MORNING…

AN AREA OF FREEZING RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SLOWLY NORTHEAST ACROSS NORTHERN INDIANA AND NORTHWEST OHIO THIS MORNING. BY LATE MORNING TEMPERATURES WILL RISE ABOVE FREEZING ALLOWING THE ICE TO MELT. THE FREEZING RAIN IS BEING CAUSED BY A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED WARM FRONT WHICH WILL LIFT NORTHEAST FROM THE LOWER OHIO VALLEY EARLY THIS MORNING TO THE LOWER GREAT LAKES THIS EVENING.

…FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT /10 AM CDT/ THIS MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT /10 AM CDT/ THIS MORNING.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER…

* FREEZING RAIN IS EXPECTED TO MOVE SLOWLY NORTHEAST THROUGH NORTHERN INDIANA AND NORTHWEST OHIO THIS MORNING. TEMPERATURES WILL RISE ABOVE FREEZING BY LATE MORNING ALLOWING THE ICE TO MELT.

* LIGHT ICE ACCUMULATIONS LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH ARE EXPECTED BEFORE TEMPERATURES RISE ABOVE FREEZING LATER THIS MORNING.

IMPACTS…

* ROADS AND SIDEWALKS WILL BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS EARLY THIS MORNING.

* MOTORISTS SHOULD BE ESPECIALLY CAREFUL WHEN CROSSING BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES…THESE WILL BE THE FIRST PAVEMENT SURFACES TO FREEZE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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