Winter weather watches are out for the IPR listening area, over the next 24 hours. Flooding also appears on the forecast slate.
First off, the National Weather Service has issued Flood Watches for most of the IPR listening area. Another inch or more of rain could cause flooding on saturated ground in low-lying areas, poor drainage areas, and along creeks, streams and rivers.
Atop flood concerns, we have a Winter Weather Advisory and a Winter Storm Watch for the listening area.
For Muncie and points east, west and south, but not including Indianapolis, a Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect from 1 p.m., today to 1 a.m., Wednesday. Two to four inches of snow are possible by early Wednesday morning, with locally heavier amounts possible from Lafayette to Kokomo. Rain will change to snow, this afternoon.
Roads could become slippery with snow this afternoon, and more so, tonight. Visibilities could be rapidly reduced in heavy snow bursts. The heaviest snowfall will fall from mid afternoon through tonight.
Meanwhile, north of Muncie, a Winter Storm Watch will be in effect from 1 p.m. today through late tonight. Rain will change to snow this afternoon. Total snow accumulations of four to eight inches are possible. The National Weather Service at North Webster says snowfall totals could top eight inches in some areas if the changeover from rain to snow happens earlier in the day.
Slick roads will result as roadways will become icy and snow covered. Heavy wet snow and gusty winds could lead to scattered power outages.
Stay tuned to IPR for the latest weather information.
(IPR / SHS)