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Winter Storm Watch issued for Tuesday

...WINTRY WEATHER POSSIBLE TUESDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT... .A DEVELOPING WINTER STORM COULD BRING HEAVY SNOWFALL AND FREEZING RAIN WITH ICE ACCUMULATIONS TO THE AREA TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT. HEAVY SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE MAINLY NORTH OF HIGHWAY 6 WITH ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 7 INCHES POSSIBLE. FREEZING RAIN WITH SOME SNOW IS LIKELY SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 6. ICE ACCUMULATIONS UP TO ONE QUARTER INCH ARE POSSIBLE...MAINLY NEAR AND SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 6 ON TUESDAY. TRAVEL WILL LIKELY BECOME HAZARDOUS TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT. A POTENT WINTER STORM DEVELOPING OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS IS PROJECTED TO LIFT NORTHEAST INTO THE LOWER OHIO VALLEY TUESDAY AND INTO LOWER MICHIGAN BY WEDNESDAY. THIS SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BRING A WINTRY MIX TO THE AREA BEGINNING TUESDAY MORNING FOLLOWED BY ACCUMULATING SNOW TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND TUESDAY NIGHT. ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY...MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS. THE EXACT LOCATIONS OF HEAVY SNOWFALL AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE STILL IN QUESTION AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE. HOWEVER...THERE IS ENOUGH CONFIDENCE TO WARRANT A WINTER STORM WATCH TO ALERT EVERYONE OF THE POTENTIAL AND BEGIN PREPARATIONS IF WARNINGS OR ADVISORIES ARE ISSUED. ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING... HAZARDOUS WEATHER... * SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE TUESDAY MORNING ACROSS PARTS OF NORTH CENTRAL INDIANA AND NORTHWEST OHIO... ROUGHLY NEAR AND SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 6. * HEAVY SNOW IS POSSIBLE TUESDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT ACROSS FAR NORTHERN INDIANA...EXTREME NORTHWEST OHIO AND SOUTHWEST LOWER MICHIGAN. ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 7 INCHES OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE...MAINLY NEAR AND NORTH OF HIGHWAY 6. * BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS POSSIBLE. IMPACTS... * TRAVEL WILL LIKELY BE HAMPERED BY THE WINTRY WEATHER TUESDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. * ICE ACCUMULATIONS ON TREES AND POWER LINES MAY CAUSE POWER OUTAGES.

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