FROM 2012: Major winter storm to hit early Wednesday morning

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Winter weather will arrive Wednesday morning here in Indiana impacting roads, causing power outages and slowing those trying to head home after the holidays.

Winter Storm Warnings are now in place for more than 50 Indiana counties.

A Winter Storm Warning generally means that a major winter storm, capable of dropping more than six inches of snow, is likely to begin within 24 hours.

For Indianapolis it looks like the winter storm will begin after 3 a.m. Wednesday morning with the potential of 6″  of snow before lunchtime.

The heaviest snow will fall before 2 p.m. Wednesday with the storm ending Wednesday evening.

Current forecasts are calling for 4 – 8 inches of snow with locally higher amounts possible in areas.

Strong winds while snow is falling will mean low visibilities.

The National Weather Service is asking for residents to use caution and to stay at home if you do not need to be out.

This is also the time to get prepared for potential power outages as this storm is likely to knock out power to thousands of homes throughout the day.

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