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Uncertain weather forecast today

Tuesday, January 28, 2003

By the time you read this, the weather may be rainy, snowy or we may be experiencing freezing rain in Clay County.

We had record cold temperatures Monday (see Jesse Walker's column on page 2) and today, at press time, forecasters couldn't agree on how the weather situation would play itself out. This much was sure: It will depend on temperatures when the precipitation begins. Some forecasters said we could experience rain, snow and freezing rain by Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service has issued a snow advisory for northern Indiana, north of Lafayette, for today and tonight.

Folks in those regions could see 3-5 inches of snow starting this afternoon through tonight.

No advisories were issued for central and southern Indiana, a decision questioned by WISH-TV meteorologist Randy Ollis in Indianapolis this morning.

"I don't understand" the decision not to post a weather advisory for central Indiana, Ollis told his TV audience.

The National Weather Service forecast reads:

"Late this afternoon snow will be likely across northern parts of central Indiana ... With a chance of rain or snow over the middle part of central Indiana. There will be a chance of rain across the lower part of central Indiana by late afternoon.

"It will be much warmer over the state today with Indiana highs ranging from the upper 20s north to the upper 40s south.

"Snow will continue across much of the northern half of Indiana tonight with rain changing to snow over the southern half.

"Low temperatures a-round the state tonight will generally be in the 20s north and central... And in the 30s south."

See our forecast box at the top, right column of page 1 for Clay County's local forecast for Wednesday-Sunday.

One thing is certain; by 6 p.m. today, we will all have a better idea of what to expect tonight.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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