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Winter storm expected to bring snow, ice Sunday

by Kristin Walls

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 1, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Updated Sunday, Mar 2 at 10:57 AM

A major winter storm is heading towards Kentuckiana on Sunday, and it will have significant impacts on the area.  This could be our biggest winter storm of the season!  Winter Storm Warnings will go into effect tomorrow starting first with southern Indiana early in the morning.  The warning goes into effect in the metro and places south to the parkways by late morning followed by far southern counties in the afternoon.

Precipitation moves into the area overnight.  Look for light rain showers from areas along the Ohio River south with freezing rain/drizzle for parts of S. Indiana.

Freezing rain pushes farther south by mid morning into the metro.

The light mix continues for the northern part of the area with cold rain showers south.

By evening, it changes over to sleet and snow for parts of the area.  Heavy bands of snow are possible.

The snow slowly moves out of the area overnight with parts of the areas still picking up light snow/snow flurries.

The snow moves out by midday Monday with some clearing skies north.

The highest ice accumulations will be south where 0.25 up to 0.75" of ice are possible.  Areas like Brandenburg, the metro, New Castle and Leitchfield may pick up 0.25 to 0.50" of ice.  Lesser amounts north where 0.25" of ice is expected.

On top of the ice, we also have the chance for snow.  Most of the area will pick up 3 to 6" of snow.  Lesser amounts south where 1 to 3" of snow is expected.

This storm will significantly impact the area.  Roads will become very hazardous to drive on by late afternoon and evening.  With icing possible, this could bring down trees and branches along with power lines.  Scattered power outages are possible, so make sure you have a plan in place if you lose power.  To make matters worse, winds will gust between 15 to 30 mph.

If you don't have to be out on the roads tomorrow and early Monday, please stay inside.  We will keep you posted throughout the day tomorrow as this system moves into the area.

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