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NWS: More Snow Expected, Winter Weather Advisory Issued

INDIANAPOLIS--A winter weather advisory has been issued for much of central Indiana beginning at 7 pm Monday and will last until 7 am Tuesday, said the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.

“As we go into (Monday night), a disturbance is going to move through the southern portion of central Indiana. We’re expecting that to bring with it another round of light accumulating snowfall,” said Joe Nield, a meteorologist with NWS Indianapolis. “It will be south of the Terre Haute to Greensburg line. That’s where the advisory is in effect. We could see some light accumulations all the way up to the Indy metro area, but that could be less than an inch.”

In the advisory area, Nield said up to two inches is likely. Nield also said that an advisory like this is issued when there are hazards, but not enough to reach the “warning” stage.

“Basically, what we’re saying is we’re going to have some sort of winter weather. In this case, it will likely be just snowfall that may contribute to travel difficulties primarily. You should watch out for slick, snow-covered roads. There is potential for some accidents if folks are not taking their time,” said Nield.

Nield said snow can turn into ice pretty quickly, especially on sidestreets or roads that don’t get plowed as often as the interstates.

“Once we get beyond Tuesday morning, we could see some flurries Tuesday night. Then the rest of the week looks dry and cool. There could be more precipitation by the weekend,” said Nield. “We’ll quiet down here for at least a few days.”

High temperatures could be into the 40s by the middle of the week, but Nield does not believe that will last long. He expects the high temperatures to drop into the 30s after that.

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