FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) ▬ Roads are an icy mess and most area schools are closed. Giving this morning a Winter Impact Number of 2 out of 5 on our exclusive scale because of the very slippery road conditions. Freezing rain transitioned to plain old cold rain after 1 a.m. at Fort Wayne International Airport. However, the ice that developed on everything will be very slow to melt as we only get to 41°F.
In the afternoon around 4 p.m. a STRONG cold front will be literally blowing on through with gusts up to 50 mph. This could cause power outages especially for areas north of Fort Wayne where the ice accumulation is greater. Temps will be falling down into the 20s with snow showers as well.
With snow accumulation of a dusting to 2″ possible we are giving this evening a Winter Impact Number of 1 out of 5 for this minor weather weather system. Most of the snow will begin to wrap up a few hours after midnight. The morning commute will be slick again.
Could see some flurries continue Wednesday morning. The winds will still be strong with gusts up to 40 mph out of the west.
We warm up to 45°F with a few showers are possible late afternoon for Valentine’s Day, but rain will move in for Thursday night. Another cold front will move in Thursday night allowing for some light snow by Friday morning.
Tracking cooler temps for the weekend with another shot of snow possible on Sunday.