Snow, sleet, freezing rain coat Indiana; Temperatures begin warming

Ice to melt later Friday

INDIANAPOLIS - A nasty mix of sleet and freezing rain peppered much of Indiana late Thursday night and early Friday morning, creating an icy sheen on the ground and on area roads.

About a half-inch of sleet and freezing rain fell in the Indianapolis area before 4 a.m. Temperatures were still below freezing, but were expected to creep above freezing by mid-morning.

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A weakening storm system that buried parts of the Midwest under more than a foot of snow was responsible for the ice in Indiana.

Some lingering freezing drizzle is expected to stick around until temperatures climb above freezing, changing the precipitation to plain rain.

Thunder accompanied a quick burst of mixed precipitation in the Kokomo area just before 5 a.m., residents told RTV6.

To the north of Indianapolis, snow mixed in with some of the sleet, with a little more than an inch of accumulation in the Lafayette area by 10:30 p.m.

More freezing rain fell south of Indiana, limiting overall accumulation but coating the trees.

Temperatures are expected to warm into the 40s on Friday before cooling down a bit on Saturday.

After that, temperatures will warm again for Sunday and early next week, with rain chances moving in for Monday.

Stay with StormTeam 6 and TheIndyChannel.com for the latest winter weather information.

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