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Winter storm expected to hit Thursday

January 22 2018, 01:47 | Irvin Gilbert

EARLY LOOK: Weekend winter storm could bring several inches of snow to central Indiana

Winter Storm Hunter a Potential Plains Blizzard Wednesday, Thursday; Then a Mess of Snow, Ice in Ohio Valley

Winter Storm Hunter looks to be sweeping from the West to the East and leaving a mix of snow, ice, and rain in it's wake this week.

Thursday night rain is likely before 10 p.m.

Freezing drizzle early Wednesday morning could make for slippery driving conditions in Madison during rush hour, with rain or snow continuing into Thursday.

The storm is expected to push into the area late Wednesday but the bulk of its bluster will hit around morning drive time on Thursday before tapering off into the afternoon and evening. Heavy snow and mixed precipitation is possible Friday night and Saturday, with accumulations of six to 12 inches, along with ice. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS. A Winter Storm Watch for blizzard conditions means there is a potential for falling and/or blowing snow with strong winds and extremely poor visibilities. This could lead to blowing and drifting of snow. Highs are forecast to reach only the teens in Duluth on Thursday, and the single digits above zero on Friday.

Forecast guidance is suggesting a second area of low pressure will develop later this week in association with Winter Storm Hunter. We will have some scattered late day showers.

Friday-Friday night: Snow, or rain changing to snow, could extend from the mid-Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes. Overnight, the area could see as much as one inch of snow over the ice.

This forecast will change in the days ahead, as the forecast comes into focus, so be sure to check back for updates and more details.

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