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Winter Storm Could Dump
Significant Snow Across The Region




Just as the snow from two weeks ago is about to melt away, we could be facing a similar snowstorm this week. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Wednesday morning through late Wednesday night. During a briefing Monday afternoon, Jim Packett with the National Weather Service stated rain should begin changing over to sleet and snow from northwest to southeast starting early Wednesday morning.


   
Accumulating snowfall should continue through early Thursday morning with the highest accumulations expected Wednesday afternoon and evening.


   
At this point, forecasters sat snowfall totals are expected to range from four to six inches generally north and west of a line from Rockport, Indiana, to Dexter, Missouri, with six to ten inches possible south and east of that line, which would include the entire listening area. Packett says while there is still the possibility of a shift, they are growing in confidence about what will take place.


   
Packett added that while there was early disagreement between the models on this winter storm, the models have now lined up much more in agreement.


   
Forecasters point out that this much snowfall will cause numerous travel issues across the region. They advise persons in these areas should make preparations now for this upcoming winter storm and stay tuned for updates and the possible upgrade to a Winter Storm Warning.
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