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January 16, 5 PM Winter Weather Update

We are tracking two winter weather systems now to Sunday that will impact your travel.

Posted: Jan. 16, 2019 4:47 PM
Updated: Jan. 16, 2019 5:37 PM

Winter Weather Advisory is up for part of the area per National Weather Service.  Entire viewing area will likely be under the advisory by later this evening.  Current advisory:  Tippecanoe, Carroll, Warren, Fountain, Montgomery, Clinton & Howard counties.

Advisory is up until late morning tomorrow.

Some patchy light freezing drizzle is possible this evening followed by snow overnight.

Snow may mix with some sleet & freezing rain in places before changing to rain & drizzle southwest to northeast 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow as temperatures rise to 34-37.  Areas of dense fog may also develop in the afternoon to evening.

Right now, I am going with "around 1" of snow" with totals varying from 0.8-1.5".  So, some places just slightly less than 1", some a bit more.  A thin film of ice is also possible, beit from the patchy freezing drizzle prior to the snow & some of the freezing rain & sleet as the snow transitions to rain.

After slick roads in the morning, especially untreated ones, conditions should greatly improve with time.

Only issue for the evening commute is the fog.

After 6:30 p.m. tomorrow evening, some light patchy freezing drizzle & flurries/patchy light snow with temperatures falling at/below freezing will result in some slick spots reforming on roadways.  Fog may become freezing fog & linger until stronger winds disperse it overnight.

Now to 8 a.m. tomorrow:

8 a.m. tomorrow to 8 a.m. Friday:

A few flurries/snow showers & patchy light freezing drizzle is possible Friday morning, otherwise the day looks mostly cloudy with highs near 32 after low to mid 20s in the morning.

Snow should overspread the area after midnight Friday night & be with us all day Saturday.  It looks heaviest 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  It is not completely out of the question that a little bit of sleet mixes in with the snow over Fountain & Montgomery counties.  It should taper to just some flurries & snow showers Saturday night.

Winds will gust 35-40 mph (a few isolated 40-45 mph are looking possible) through Saturday with significant blowing & drifting snow from the east to northeast, then north winds. 

Travels will be greatly hampered to near impossible Saturday late afternoon-night.

Highs will run 27-30 Saturday.

A total of 6-8" of snow is likely.

Blowing & drifting with gusts from the north of 28-33 mph will continue right into Sunday morning with lows by Sunday morning around 12 with wind chills below 0.

Another round of snow & mixed precipitation is possible Tuesday-Wednesday of next week.

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West Lafayette
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Kokomo
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Rensselaer
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Fowler
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Williamsport
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Crawfordsville
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Frankfort
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Delphi
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Monticello
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Logansport
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Drying out with seasonal temps as we finish the work week.
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