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Winter Storm Watch; wintry precip coming

A winter storm watch goes into effect Sunday night through Tuesday morning for portions of central Indiana and surrounding areas.


"Snow will arrive in central Indiana starting primarily on Sunday evening perhaps mixing with some freezing rain," says National Weather Service of Indianapolis Meteorologist Jason Puma. "This runs from Terre Haute over to Crawfordsville then through Indianapolis along the I-70 corridor up towards Anderson, Muncie, and Kokomo as well. In that area, we could see anywhere between 3 to 5 inches of snow with some light icing. Higher amounts are possible when it's all said and done by Tuesday morning."


Puma says freezing rain is more likely in the southern portions of the state like Seymour, Bedford, Columbus, and Bloomington.


"In the Indy metro, we're looking at primarily getting snow at this point. That will continue on into the morning rush hour, which could cause some tricky travel situations for the morning rush on Monday," says Puma.


He says there will be a brief lull in the middle of the day Monday.


"Then we'll have actually another round of snow across central Indiana starting late Monday afternoon continuing through Monday evening and ending overnight," Puma says.


That could also affect your morning commute on Tuesday.


"By the time we get to mid-morning on Tuesday, I think all of this precipitation will have come to an end, but the forecast can always change," Puma says.


Puma recommends you check the forecast periodically, give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination, and make sure you give snowplow drivers enough space for them to do their job.