The latest on tomorrow’s winter storm

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The National Weather Service Northern Indiana released the following earlier this evening:

A strong early spring storm system will be moving into the Ohio Valley tomorrow and will bring heavy snowfall to the region. Although the exact track of this system is still uncertain, the forecast models are coming into better agreement and it is looking increasingly likely that most of our area will see significant snowfall accumulations. As of now, snow acculumations are expected to range from 1 to 2 inches in Michigan up to 7 to 9 inches in our far southern counties. There is currently a winter storm watch in effect from Sunday morning through Monday afternoon, mainly for counties south of US 6. Snow that falls with this system is expected to wet and heavy, and could potentially create hazardous travel conditions.

To keep up on the latest forecast information and possible future watches, warnings, and advisories regarding this winter storm, go to our website at www.weather.gov/iwx.

Latest multimedia weather briefing from the National Weather Service:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueCCRhxD5dw

And the latest updated Winter Storm Watch:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
837 PM EDT SAT MAR 23 2013

…HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE LATE SUNDAY INTO EARLY MONDAY…

.A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS THIS EVENING WILL EJECT EASTWARD INTO SUNDAY MORNING…AND TURN NORTHEAST INTO THE OHIO VALLEY SUNDAY NIGHT. SNOW…INITIALLY LIGHT…WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT BEFORE DIMINISHING MONDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT. SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS IN EXCESS OF 6 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHERN INDIANA AND NORTHWEST OHIO. HOWEVER…THIS LATE SEASON STORM IS STILL IN THE DEVELOPING STAGES AND UNCERTAINTY REMAINS AS TO THE EXACT TRACK AND LOCATION OF THE HEAVIEST BAND OF SNOW. AT PRESENT THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS PROJECTED TO CUT A SWATH THROUGH CENTRAL INDIANA. LOCATIONS ALONG AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM MONTICELLO TO WABASH TO DECATUR TO OTTAWA…HAVE THE GREATEST LIKELIHOOD TO RECEIVE THE MOST SNOW WITH UPWARDS OF 9 INCHES OF HEAVY…WET SNOWFALL POSSIBLE. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS FOR UPDATES.

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON…

HAZARDOUS WEATHER…

* TIMING…SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY DURING THE DAY SUNDAY WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOW EXPECTED SUNDAY EVENING INTO EARLY SUNDAY NIGHT. SNOW WILL DECREASE IN INTENSITY MONDAY MORNING…BUT ADDITIONAL LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 7 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE BY EARLY MONDAY AFTERNOON.

IMPACTS…

* PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL RESULT IN SNOW COVERED ROADS AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

* THE SNOW IS ANTICIPATED TO BE WET AND HEAVY. SHOVELING COULD POSE A HEALTH HAZARD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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