Special Weather Statement issued January 04 at 5:26PM EST by NWS

…SLICK DRIVING CONDITIONS THIS EVENING… SNOW SHOWERS ALONG WITH RAPIDLY FALLING TEMPERATURES WILL CAUSE PREVIOUSLY WET ROADS TO TURN ICY…ESPECIALLY ON UNTREATED ROADWAYS. STRONG WINDS WILL ALSO CREATE REDUCED VISIBILITY IN SPOTS DUE TO BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION IF TRAVELING THIS EVENING…REDUCE SPEED TO AVOID
View the full statement on the NWS website.

Winter Storm Watch for northern Ind., southern Lower Mich., NW Ohio

Winter storm watch map graphic

The National Weather Service northern Indiana office has issued a Winter Storm Watch for nearly all of the 37 counties it serves, including Allen County, Indiana. The watch takes effect at 7 p.m. Monday evening and runs until 10 a.m. Tuesday. Three to six inches of snow are likely, with five to eight inches possible. Snowfall rates Monday night of up to one inch per hour could reduce visibilities to 1/4 mile or less.

Special Weather Statement issued January 04 at 4:22PM EST by NWS

…DANGEROUS WIND CHILL VALUES EXPECTED… TEMPERATURES OVERNIGHT WILL RAPIDLY DROP INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS TO LOW TEENS. WITH WINDS GUSTING UP TO 35 MPH…WIND CHILL VALUES OF 5 BELOW TO 15 BELOW ZERO ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA LATE IN THE OVERNIGHT THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING. IF VENTURING OUTDOORS DURING THIS TIME FRAME…MAKE SURE TO LIMIT PROLONGED SKIN
View the full statement on the NWS website.

Minor ice accumulation forecast for Tomorrow morning

NWS weekend weather infographic

As you can see from the infographic above, the northern Indiana office of the National Weather Service is forecasting minor ice accumulation Saturday morning, before freezing rain turns to rain and all the ice melts.

The rain should change to snow Saturday night, which could continue through Sunday.

Late Tuesday and Tuesday night, a separate system could bring “several inches of snow” to the forecast area of the northern Indiana NWS office, according to an Area Forecast Discussion that the office issued this morning.