Meteorologists tracking winter storm that is heading our way

INDIANA – Meteorologists are tracking a winter storm heading our way midweek and a winter storm watch has been issued.

Both today and Tuesday will be cold with cloudy skies. Temperatures will climb into the lower 30s each day. Overnight lows will be in the 20s.

In the late hours of Tuesday night, into early morning Wednesday, officials are expecting the arrival of what could be a fairly significant winter storm with heavy snow on Wednesday.

A winter storm watch has been issued for parts of Indiana for Tuesday night into Wednesday. This will likely get upgraded to a winter storm warning. This watch means the likelihood of impactful snowfall is increasing, make plans now.

Mixed precipitation will move in first, kicking off what will become hazardous traveling conditions into the Wednesday morning commute. Snow will continue into the afternoon and evening hours.

Widespread, heavier bands of snow will cover much of the state through daylight hours on Wednesday. More than 5 inches of snow is not out of the question by Wednesday night in portions of central Indiana. Lawrence County and the surrounding counties could see 3 to six inches. Officials say it’s still early to be talking exact snowfall amounts, but officials are at least anticipating a good amount of snowfall with several accumulating inches from this system.

Heavy snow, low visibility, and during Wednesday morning and evening commutes will create hazardous travel. Roads will become very slippery and dangerous at times to travel.

After the majority of the winter storm passes through, officials say periods of lingering snow showers remain possible through the end of the week. This includes both Thursday and Friday, as of right now. While many will begin to dry out, we could still add a half inch of snow following the winter storm’s exit. These days of leftover, light, scattered snow showers will not have the same impact hazard-wise as the winter storm. However, it’s worth noting that the snow may not completely dry up by then as temperatures remain cold through the end of the week.