COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - The National Weather Service office in northeast Indiana has issued a Special Weather Statement for accumulating snow that's expected New Years Eve through Thursday. In the statement issued Monday afternoon, the NWS said snow is expected to develop north of a warm front Tuesday evening and continue into Tuesday night and Wednesday along and north of Highway 30 in Indiana, northwest Ohio, and southwest lower Michigan. Snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches appear possible, with locally heavier amounts possible near the Indiana and Michigan border. Roads will likely become snow covered and slick New Years Eve into New Years Day.
The statement goes on to say a more potent system could exit the southern plains Wednesday night and intensify across the Ohio Valley region on Thursday. At present there is a significant degree of variability between model signals with respect to this storms strength and forward speed. A slower, more developed system would favor the potential for additional moderate snow accumulations across northern Indiana, far northwest Ohio and southern lower Michigan Wednesday night into Thursday. The Weather Service says while a significant snow event is not a certainty at this time, holiday travelers should remain alert to later forecasts and statements, should winter storm watches, warnings or advisories become necessary.