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Freezing rain forms icy shell over existing overnight snow


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - As the snow has let up and the rain has settled in, Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana are bracing for an icy cocktail of freezing rain and sleet.

Fort Wayne saw about an inch and a half of snow, and once that snow stopped falling, freezing rain settled in overnight to form a hard shell on top of the existing snow.

Depending on where you are, road conditions are a little dicey as of 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

Temperatures are hovering right at freezing, causing icy road conditions.

As more crews hit the road with plows and ice trucks, conditions are expected to improve.

By noon, ice and snow should begin melting as the rain continues to fall.

Conditions should clear up by the late afternoon, but with that, the temperatures are expected to drop as well.

We're looking at lows overnight in the upper single digits or lower teens.

Stay with Fort Wayne's NBC as we track the winter storm.

Meteorologist Jon Wilson will have the latest weather conditions and when we can expect the cold to move out at 6 p.m.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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