Winter storm forecast, watch issued for some counties

NWS winter storm infographic

The northern Indiana office of the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the southernmost counties of its coverage area, from White County in the west to Allen County, Ohio, in the east. The watch also includes Van Wert, Adams, Jay, Wells, Blackford, Huntington, Grant, Wabash, Miami and Cass Counties, but not Allen County, Indiana or any counties to its north.

The watch indicates that heavy snow with accumulations of six to nine inches is possible south of a line from Monon, Indiana to Van Wert, Ohio late Saturday night through Sunday night. The snow might cause significant travel disruptions, according to the watch. See the latest full-text version of the watch.

Areas outside of the watch could get at least three inches of snow, with accumulation decreasing as one moves north. To learn how much snow is forecast for your specific location, go to, enter your ZIP code and read the forecast that appears.

As always, small changes in the storm track or in other meteorological conditions could change what happens, but as of this morning, NWS meteorologists indicate that their certainty in their current forecast is 80 percent and growing. Still, if you have travel plans Saturday night through Monday morning, it would be wise to periodically check the websites listed above for any changes in the forecast.