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Winter weather advisory today until 1 p.m.

The following statement was issued Saturday by the National Weather Service of Northern Indiana:

A winter weather advisory is now in effect until 1 p.m. EST this afternoon.

Low pressure over the eastern Missouri will race northeast into the western great lakes region today. Snow will mix with sleet and freezing rain over much of northern Indiana and northwest Ohio, with mainly just rain where temperatures rise above freezing.

Farther to the northwest, the axis of heaviest snow will be from northwest Indiana into extreme southwest Lower Michigan where 6 to 9 inches of snow is expected by early tonight. Snow amounts will taper quickly as you progress southeast as warmer air aloft changes the snow to freezing rain or rain. Ice accumulations of 1 to 2 tenths of an inch are possible given many surfaces remain very cold. By afternoon, mostly rain is expected southeast of a Monticello to Warsaw to Angola, Indiana, to Hillsdale, Michigan, line, before rapidly transitioning once again later this afternoon and evening to a wintry mix.

While many areas are above freezing, additional ice accumulations of up to a tenth of an inch will be possible before temperatures warm into the middle 30s and possibly upper 30s by early afternoon.

Untreated roads and surfaces will remain extremely slippery into early afternoon. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

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