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Cold weather to keep snow on ground

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

David Wire
The snow on the ground right now is likely to stay for a while.

On Tuesday, WTHI News 10 Meteorologist David Wire told The Brazil Times the area should expect cold temperatures through Friday.

"This system will be out pretty quick," Wire said, "but it's going to stay cold for a while so the snow will stay on the ground probably through next week."

The National Weather Service (NWS) based in Indianapolis issued a Winter Weather Advisory for many counties in the Wabash Valley early Monday, predicting a total accumulation of 3-6 inches of snow.

On Tuesday, Wire said, based on spotter information, the area received anywhere between 2-3 inches.

The system that came through the area Tuesday morning was expected to be out by the afternoon.

However, Wire said temperatures are expected in the mid-to-upper 20s until Saturday. In addition, he said the Friday morning commute could be colder as the Wabash Valley could expect single-digit temperatures Thursday evening.

"It's going to be colder than average," Wire said.

Wire added another system is expected to come into the area Saturday that could cause havoc.

He said the system could provide a "wintry mix," of sleet, ice and freezing rain through daytime hours.

"I don't think it will be worse as in snowfall totals, but there will be some tricky travel spots," Wire said.

He said he believed this particular system would be similar to one that came through the area in December, which caused slick road conditions.

"People will need to take the time and travel safe," he said.

According to NWS, temperatures were expected in the mid-30s Saturday. The service also called for a 20-percent chance of snow all day and a 30-percent chance of snow Sunday.

"We'll get a spike (in temperatures)," Wire said. "We'll see a small, little warm-up."

After this system gets through the area, Wire said temperatures should drop back into the mid-20s.

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