Light snowstorm Saturday

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — We will see a high of 33°F today under cloudy skies. Today is your time to plan and prepare for Saturday’s all day snow.

Near average temps are expected to continue through the weekend into next week. We are tracking the threat for accumulating snow likely Saturday. Fort Wayne’s NBC Weather Team is giving Saturday a Winter Impact Number of 2 out of 5 on our exclusive scale.

Snow will start falling after sunrise Saturday, and come to an end between midnight and sunrise Sunday morning. This will be a long duration light snow event. With only 1 to 4″ of snow expected to fall over almost 24 hours road crews should be able to keep up with this storm.

The National Weather Service has issues a winter weather advisory that goes into effect starting Saturday 8 A.M. till Sunday 12 A.M.

There is dry air that will move in from the north limiting the snow potential for us Saturday. Because of that dry air from the north, snow totals will be lower the further north you live.

I-70 corridor are the areas that will see the highest snow totals from this winter storm with over 6″ of snow possible. This will be a wide ranging storm, impacting communities from Colorado to our nations capital.

Have travel plans south of Fort Wayne to places like Indianapolis, Louisville, or Cincinnati you may want to change those plans as snow will be heavier the further south you go. There could still be some adjustments in the snowfall forecast, but not expecting any major changes.

We could use some snow too, we are in a snow drought. Almost a foot below average this winter.
Things will remain relatively quite but chilly till we track an less impressive chance of snow Wednesday of next week. Could even see some sunshine on Monday with partly cloudy skies.

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Yasser Kishk

Yasser Kishk

Meteorologist Yasser Kishk joined Fort Wayne's NBC in October 2016.

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