Up to Six Inches of Snow Expected In Northern Indiana; 1-3 Inches In Indy Metro

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Up to Six Inches of Snow Expected In Northern Indiana; 1-3 Inches In Indy Metro

National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Ryan says it's not abnormal, but unusual to see this kind of snow this early.

STATEWIDE -- The first significant snowfall of the season will start falling late tonight and stick around well into Tuesday. 

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis is predicting various amounts of accumulating snow depending on where you live throughout the state. Meteorologist Mike Ryan says though it's not abnormal to see snow at this point in the season, it's still relatively early.

"Typically use see this kind of snow later in November," Ryan said. "Certainly into December when you start to see these heavier snowfalls. I think with just how quickly we've changed over to a colder pattern here over the last week or so that's what's making this a little more unusual."

In northern Indiana, Ryan said you could see as much as six inches in places such as South Bend, Gary, and Fort Wayne. He credits that both to the system that will move through on top of some lake effect snow that will follow.

Central Indiana won't see as much, around one-to-two-inches, with rain changing over to snow during rush hour. Southern Indiana will see some snow as well, but not until closer to sunset.

Ryan urges you to drive carefully as you head home tonight and as you head to work tomorrow morning. He said though roads will be too warm for any snow to accumulate on them, the water left behind from the melting snow will freeze when temperatures hit record lows for this time of year overnight.

The record low in Indianapolis is 14 degrees. That can make for some slick roadways during your commute to work tomorrow morning.

(PHOTO: NWS Indianapolis)

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