Winter Storm Warning in effect until 7 p.m. Saturday

Friday, February 20, 2015

The National Weather Service at Indianapolis Friday afternoon issued a Winter Storm Warning for Putnam and 19 other counties, including Parke, Montgomery and Hendricks.

The Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 7 p.m. this evening (Friday) until 7 p.m. Saturday. It has been issued primarily for the threat of heavy snow.

Snow is expected to spread over central Indiana late tonight through Saturday. Sleet may periodically mix in with the snow along and south of Interstate 70 late Friday and early Saturday morning.

Accumulations of 4-8 inches are possible, the Weather Service said.

The National Weather Service said a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means that severe winter weather conditions are expected. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that could make travel dangerous.

Meanwhile, the Weather Service announced that a 130-year-old lowest maximum temperature record was broken Thursday at Indianapolis.

The high for Thursday, Feb. 19, was nine degrees, breaking the record for lowest maximum temperature ever recorded on that date in central Indiana. The previous record was 12 degrees, set in 1885.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: