Expected snow accumulations from Christmas storm remain a “long shot”

Snowy road with words "Christmas Storm" superimposed

Numerous questions remained regarding a winter storm forecast for around Christmas Eve, according to an “Area Forecast Discussion” issued this morning by the Northern Indiana office of the National Weather Service (NWS).

Uncertainty remained high with respect to the timing and location of a changeover from rain to snow and resultant amounts of snow, writes NWS meteorologist Sam Lashley.

“Current indications still support a later changeover to snow Wednesday afternoon. With a very wet and relatively warm ground from rain it will be difficult for snow to accumulate initially,” Lashley writes. “Expected accumulations remain a long shot and still highly uncertain.”

“Those with travel plans or concerns should continue to monitor updated forecasts through the early part of the week leading up to the storm,” Lashley concluded.

One good source for updated forecasts is the NWS website, www.weather.gov. This blog will attempt to keep readers updated as well, but the NWS website or your favorite broadcast website will have more information and sooner.

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