Expected snowfall accumulation amount downgraded to 2 to 5 inches

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has cancelled the Winter Storm Watch and instead issued a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 9AM Monday:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
447 AM EDT SUN MAR 24 2013

…HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED LATE TODAY INTO EARLY MONDAY…

A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CURRENTLY OVER THE SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE NORTHEAST THROUGH THE DAY AND THEN CROSS THROUGH THE OHIO VALLEY LATER TONIGHT. SNOW…INITIALLY LIGHT…WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST TODAY AND CONTINUE INTO MONDAY MORNING. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ALONG AND SOUTH OF A MONTICELLO TO WABASH TO LIMA OHIO LINE. GENERALLY 2 TO 5 INCHES IS EXPECTED NORTH OF THIS LINE WITH LITTLE ACCUMULATION ALONG AND NORTH OF THE TOLL ROAD. WHILE FORECAST CONFIDENCE IS INCREASING…THERE IS STILL SOME LINGERING UNCERTAINTY REGARDING THE NORTHERN EXTENT OF THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST STATEMENTS AND FORECASTS FOR UPDATES.

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT /11 AM CDT/TODAY TO 10 AM EDT /9 AM CDT/ MONDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT /11 AM CDT/ TODAY TO 10 AM EDT /9 AM CDT/ MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER…

* TIMING…SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY LATER TODAY WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOW EXPECTED OVERNIGHT. SNOW WILL DECREASE IN INTENSITY MONDAY MORNING…BUT ADDITIONAL LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE BY LATE MONDAY MORNING.

IMPACTS…

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

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