Winter Storm Watch issued for areas north of Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS — The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch for areas north of Indianapolis.

Areas affected by the watch area Carroll, Tippecanoe, Clinton, Howard, Tipton, Hamilton, Madison, Delaware, Randolph, and Henry counties.

Snow is expected to begin falling as early as this evening with precipitation becoming more intense late tonight and into Tuesday morning. Snow should decrease late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

The main effect of this storm will be up to six inches of snow and sleet with 1/10th an inch of freezing rain possible during the storm.

Areas including Grant, Blackford, Jay, and Miami counties could see four to eight inches of snow by late Tuesday night. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for that area until late Tuesday night.

A Winter Storm Watch mean there is a potential for significant snow, sleet, or ice accumulation that may impact travel.

For a complete analysis of this storm check out Weather Authority Meteorologist Jim O’Brien’s blog.