Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory issued for most of listening area

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Allen County until 4 p.m. Thursday, while northern and western counties in the listening area have been issued a Winter Storm Warning.

Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon, those counties under a Winter Weather Advisory can expect a mix of rain and snow that will gradually change to all snow.  A total of 8 to 12 inches of snow are expected in those areas including in Elkhart, LaGrange, Steuben, Noble, Kosciusko, Whitley, Wabash and Cass counties.

After a pocket of warm air moved into our area from the south, accumulation totals have shifted in Fort Wayne.  Michael Lewis with the National Weather Service says that starting around 7 p.m. tonight, we’re projected to get just a couple of inches of snow in the Fort Wayne area.  Through the overnight, an additional inch of snow is possible.

Storm snowfall totals have been adjusted to 2-5 inches between Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon.

Officials with The National Weather Service say the blizzard is likely to make travel nearly impossible Wednesday afternoon and evening as you get closer to Lake Michigan. Roads will become slick and snow-covered. Scattered tree and power line damage due to the combination of heavy, wet snow and strong winds may lead to power outages.

Driving will become difficult by late morning in many areas.

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