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Wintry mix turns to rain with Saturday warmup

Snow, freezing rain, and frigid temperatures are all part of the immediate weather forecast across Indiana.

 

Snow will eventually be accompanied by freezing rain and sleet as the evening goes on, especially between midnight and 2 am Saturday.

 

"Then it will transition into rain Saturday morning. Roads are gonna be slick overnight Friday. Be careful if you're out on the roads. Then following the passage of this system, it's going to get cold Saturday evening, Sunday, and even into next week as well," Updike said.

 

Most high temperatures for cities and towns in Indiana Sunday and Monday will be in the 20s with the wind chill making it feel even colder. The northern part of the state will see the most winter weather.

 

"They are going to be in the snow, freezing rain, and ice accumulation for longer," Updike said. "It won't have as much of an impact in the southern part of the state. If you're going south of Indianapolis, you'll be mostly dealing with rain Saturday."

 

There is a winter weather advisory that begins at 4 pm Friday afternoon until noon Saturday for folks from the Michigan border down to about Muncie and Crawfordsville. Forecasters are expecting a glaze of ice and as much as four inches of snow.

 

A separate winter weather advisory runs from 7 pm Friday until 4 am Saturday.

 

"That's for the counties just south of Indianapolis all the way up through Lafayette and Kokomo," Updike said.

 

Updike says temperatures will start to warm up by the middle of next week. In the meantime, he recommends you bundle up.

 

"Make sure you're taking extra precautions and taking things slowly. Try not to be outside for long periods of time. If you've got pets, make sure you let them in and out. Don't just leave them outside," Updike said.