INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A substantial winter storm is on its way to central Indiana.
The region is under a winter storm warning from at 1 p.m. Tuesday to 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Snow showers will begin between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday. Drivers should expect 1 to 2 inches during the Tuesday evening commute. Snow will become heavier Tuesday evening with some areas, especially south of Indianapolis. By late evening and overnight, areas south of I-70 may see a mix of some sleet and freezing rain with the snow.
Snow showers will continue into Wednesday for a dangerous morning commute. Most of the accumulating snow will be done by the morning although there will be a few snow showers throughout the morning into the afternoon.
Areas north of Interstate 70 are expected to get anywhere between 6 and 10 inches of snowfall by Wednesday afternoon. Areas south of I-70 may see anywhere from 1 to 8 inches of snow mixed with ice and sleet. Higher snowfall totals are possible if locations see all snow.
Areas to the south of I-70 could see very slick roads due to ice accumulation. Freezing rain isn’t expected but some light icing up to 10th of an inch is possible. All areas could see blowing snow as well, as winds will increase Tuesday into Wednesday. Areas that see some freezing rain may have a higher chance of power outages due to power lines falling down due to the weight of the ice on the lines.
The next chance for snow is Saturday night into Sunday.
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