NWS issues Winter Storm Watch for Tuesday night and Wednesday

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Map showing counties covered by winter storm watch, special weather statement
Blue area: Winter Storm Watch: Peach area: Special Weather Statement.

The northern Indiana office of the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for most of its forecast area — including Allen County, Indiana — for midnight EST Tuesday night until 5 p.m. EST Wednesday. It issued a Special Weather Statement for its southeastern-most counties, including Grant, Blackford, Jay, Adams Wells, Van Wert, and Allen (Ohio).

Precipitation will likely begin as a period of rain along and south of a Winamac, Indiana to Warsaw, Indiana to Bryan, Ohio line before changing over to all snow from the northwest to southeast, according to the watch statement. Snow accumulations are forecast to generally range between four and eight inches. In addition, sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph will create areas of blowing snow and hazardous travel in the region Wednesday.

Forecasters expect the southeastern counties covered by the Special Weather Statement to get more rain, with snowfall totals ranging from three to six inches.

See the verbatim Winter Storm Watch (it’s in two sections .. .be sure to scroll to the section that mentions your county). See the verbatim Special Weather Statement.