Winter Weather Advisories & Winter Storm Warnings are up largely east & southeast of our area from western North Carolina & Tennessee to Ohio.
The advisories & warnings in northwestern Indiana are due to lake effect snow.
Again, if you want more snow....go east!
The most widespread, heavier snowfall is south & east of our area as storm continues to deepen rapidly over the central Appalachians.
We have some flurries & snow showers in the area either on our western & eastern fringe or with developing lake effect band running from eastern Pulaskai to Cass, Carroll & Clinton counties.
Winds are strong from the north, gusting 30-40 mph. We have seen a few gusts run 40-45 mph.
As I type this, I see some flurries (grains, not flakes) out the window with 34 on the weather station with sustained north winds at 21 mph. Peak gust measured has been 37 mph.
So far, there have been at least two tornadoes in Florida & potential more from Tampa northward through Gainesville & Lake City. The risk will focus on south Florida & the Carolinas today & then even much up toward New England.
Tonight will be a situation where it is 65 at Boston & 29 at Atlanta! Even early tomorrow morning it looks like it will be 60-65 in southeastern Quebec & around 30 in the Panhandle of Florida!
Near/record warmth & mini supercells & even a QLCS squall line will rake part of the Northeast with risk of some tornadoes later today-tonight to tomorrow morning.
Although there will be some scattered system snow showers on the back side, the lake effect snow will become our dominant snow maker this afternoon through tonight with still strong winds gusting 30-40 mph with a few gusts 40-50 from the north to north-northwest.
1" or less of snowfall total this afternoon-tomorrow morning is likely for a good chunk of the area. However, totals will be higher in the lake effect band.
In that band 1-2" will occur with isolated +2" amounts which will tend to occur from parts of Pulaski, Fulton to Cass to Howard counties.
The lowest amounts will be in our far western counties & over the southwestern part of the viewing area.
Wind will blow any snow around, even wet snow, & plaster it to the northsides of power poles, signs, tree trunks & limbs & structures.
With sunshine & 35-40 tomorrow the snow should melt away quickly.
Slick spots on roads are likely this evening-tonight to early tomorrow morning as temperatures drop below freezing. Lows tonight will run in the 20s with wind chills to 10. Remember bridges & overpasses & lesser-traveled secondary roads first.
The lake effect band shows up well in the area. Heaviest snow with the band will be over LaPorte, western St. Joseph, Starke counties.
Note the heavy snow from the storm over north-central & northeastern Ohio.
Note the heavy snowfall in the higher terrain over central & eastern Kentucky to West Virgina to western North Carolina to eastern Tennessee & far northeastern Georgia.