FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - A major winter storm is going to happen on Saturday. We're currently under a Winter Storm Warning, which means significant snowfall and treacherous travel conditions are imminent.
The watch has been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning, which means a combination of hazardous winter weather is imminent. The combination includes 5 or more inches of snow in a 12 hour period; enough ice accumulation to cause damage to trees or power lines; or a life threatening and damaging combination of snow/ice accumulation and wind.
Snowfall totals will range anywhere from 3 to 7 inches. Some spots further south of Fort Wayne may see over 7 inches of snow. In addition to the heavy snow, gusty winds of 25 to 35 mph will peak during Saturday afternoon to evening, creating blowing snow. Blowing snow will cause treacherous travel conditions with reduced visibility. If you can stay off the roads and remain at home, please do so Saturday.
Snow showers linger into early Sunday morning, but the worst of the snow will be over by then. An Arctic blast of air arrives behind the snow, creating a much colder Sunday and stays into your Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.
Be sure to check the following pages on wfft.com to get up-to-the-minute information on the winter storm:
- Closings Page: https://www.wfft.com/weather/closings/
- Travel Status: https://www.wfft.com/weather/travel-status/
- Traffic Page: https://www.wfft.com/traffic/
- Weather Page: https://www.wfft.com/weather/
- Interactive Radar: https://www.wfft.com/weather/interactive-radar/
- Map Center: https://www.wfft.com/weather/map-center/
Watch FOX 55 News First at 10 tonight for your full Severe Weather Center forecast.