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WINTER STORM WATCH: Ice and snow projected Sunday into Monday

by Ben Pine

Posted on February 28, 2014 at 7:50 AM

Updated Friday, Feb 28 at 4:42 PM

Winter Storm Watches have been posted for all of southern Indiana and for Trimble and Carroll counties in Kentucky for Sunday and Monday.  This is where significant amounts of ice and snow will be possible. 

This isn't some made up storm on the weather models, it's the real deal sitting off the West Coast, spreading heavy rain over California now.   It is an intense storm - look at that tight spiral! 

Next, you can see all of the areas under the Winter Storm Watch now, this Watch may end up expanding south over the next 1-2 days. 

Notice on maps 3 through 5 on Futurecast, we start as rain with freezing rain north early on Sunday.  I think much of Sunday will be wet for Louisville and areas to the south, with light icing north. 

By late Sunday the freezing line is moving farther south and ice accumulations will increase along and north of the Ohio River.  Map 5 shows most of our region getting ice and then snow by early Monday morning. 

The last two maps are an early indication of potential ice and snow amounts.  These amounts will be changing the next couple of days, but this let's us know an ice storm is possible with additional snow.  If these amounts occur, especially in Indiana, this would cause tree damage, power outages, and make travel treacherous. 

Again, stay tuned to updates this weekend as the storm approaches.  Get ready for a messy Monday!  

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