Our next significant winter storm is getting ready to move in and the weather changes that come our way over the next 24 hours will be dramatic.
After highs in the 50s today in Fort Wayne (and 60s south), temps will fall to around freezing by the morning drive. This will complicate things as rain moves in late tonight and changes over to snow around the time most are heading out the door for work and school. As the snow falls, it will be heavy and steady through the morning and will be joined by strong north winds, gusting to 35 mph – causing blowing and drifting snow.
The snow tapers off in intensity during the afternoon, but winds remain elevated and temps will be falling through the day. Snow amounts will range from 4″-10″ with the highest amounts north of Fort Wayne and the lower totals south.
We’ll start off around freezing at daybreak Wednesday with temps falling into the 20s by the evening commute. Temps will continue to fall into Thursday morning when lows will be near 0° (the record low for the date).
A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Wednesday because of this storm and its travel impacts. Keep checking in on wane.com and on NewsChannel 15 for the latest.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with rain changing to snow by morning.
Winds: NE 5-20 mph, with gusts to 25 mph.
Wednesday: Periods of snow with 4″ to 10″ possible through the area, highest accumulations north of Fort Wayne. Windy and mostly cloudy.
High: 32° and falling
Winds: N 25-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.
Wednesday Night: Cloudy and colder.
Winds: NW 5-10