No rest for winter weary as storm targets Indiana with snow, wintry mix

Snow, mixed precipitation to coat Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS - A winter storm warning will be in effect through 1 p.m. Wednesday for most of central Indiana.

Yet another winter storm will roll into Indiana late Tuesday and early Wednesday, several inches of snow on much of the state.

Updated forecast
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Accumulations of 5 to 10 inches are expected in areas along and north of a line from Terre Haute to Connersville, with accumulations of 2 to 5 inches expected south of that region. 

Warmer air is expected to work into the storm system, bringing a wintry mix to much of southern Indiana, holding snow totals there down.

Snowfall totals are expected to range from 7 to 10 inches in areas north of Indianapolis, where no mixed precipitation is expected.

A storm system will move by to the south and southeast of central Indiana, keeping cold air in place and bringing moisture into the region.

Snow, sleet and freezing rain are expected to begin in the region late in the day on Tuesday, persisting into the first half of Wednesday.

There could be lull during the overnight hours, but moderate snow is expected to fall at times from the Indianapolis area northward.

"One trend we've seen with the computer models keeps the storm system and area of low pressure further to the south," StormTeam 6 meteorologist Todd Klaassen said early Monday afternoon. "We have shifted the rain/snow line further to the south. It does creep up toward Bloomington, Franklin and over toward Richmond throughout the early-morning hours."

Localized areas north of Indianapolis could exceed 9 inches of accumulation by the time the storm ends on Wednesday.

A winter storm watch is already in place, and a winter storm warning is likely to be issued for parts of central Indiana from Tuesday afternoon/evening through midday Wednesday.

A change in the track of the low-pressure system could still alter the forecast.

If the storm system moves farther northwest than currently thought, more mixed precipitation and/or rain will fall. If the low-pressure system moves to the southeast from current projections, more snow will fall in southern Indiana.

Stay with StormTeam 6 and TheIndyChannel.com for the latest winter storm updates.

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