... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 5 PM EDT /4 PM
CDT/ this afternoon...
* timing... snow will continue and be heavy at times this morning.
The snow will taper off by late this afternoon.
* Snow accumulation... 6 to 10 inches... with considerable blowing
and drifting snow. The highest snow amounts will likely occur
near the Indiana/Michigan/Ohio state lines.
* Impacts... extreme snowfall rates of two to three inches per
hour... and north winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 to 40
mph will result in hazardous travel conditions through this
afternoon. The strong winds may also cause tree branches to be
blown down... possibly resulting in a few power outages.
Visibilities will be near zero in the heaviest snow. The
morning commute will be difficult at best.
A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an
emergency. If you must travel... keep an extra flashlight...
food... and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.