On Thursday, the National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for Indiana ahead of a snowstorm that is expected to reach the state on Friday night. Meteorologists are predicting from 3 to 6 inches of snow across portions of the state. Some areas may receive as much as 8 inches of snow. The watch will remain in effect until late Saturday afternoon.
Residents of Indiana are already dealing with the aftermath of Wednesday’s snowfall, which saw some parts of the state covered in 8 inches of snowfall. Eastern and central Indiana were particularly hard hit by the nor’easter, causing several accidents on the state’s slippery highways. The town of Salem in southern Indiana received more than 8 inches of snow, while Indianapolis saw around 2 inches of snow.
Friday’s storm is projected to dump a mixture of freezing rain and snow in central and northern Indiana, while more southerly areas around Evansville and Mount Vernon should only experience rain. Authorities cautioned motorists to be careful while driving on snowy roads as visibility is expected to be reduced. Meteorologists also stressed that the storm could change course and affect other counties in the state.
The watch has also been issued for several other states, as the spring storm is expected to move across the Midwest on Friday and Saturday, dropping snow and rain on residents. Southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa, southwest Wisconsin and northeast South Dakota are all included in the winter storm watch.