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Meteorologist: More snow headed to area soon

Thursday, February 3, 2011

David Wire
Residents in the Wabash Valley have braved ice, sleet, freezing rain and snow in the past few days.

But according to one local meteorologist, more is heading this way.

On Thursday, WTHI News-10's David Wire told The Brazil Times two more systems were expected to come through the valley in the next few days.

He called the second system a "wintry mix."

"We have two more low pressure systems coming to the area," Wire said. "The first one will have some warm air mixed in with it. But a wintry mix is coming in Sunday."

Wire said the two systems could dump more snow through Saturday.

He said he believed temperatures would hover in the upper 20s Friday and could rise above freezing Saturday.

"We're going to get close (to 30-degrees Friday)," Wire said. "And it looks like temperatures won't return to 32-degrees at least until Saturday afternoon.

"But as far as getting rid of this thick ice, it's going to take a little longer."

Wire said the area received 1-inch of ice. The original forecast called for 1-2 inches of ice.

"That is an astronomical amount," Wire said. "I believe the ice will stick around through the weekend. It's going to be a slow process to get rid of it. We're going to have to deal with this ice through the weekend."

Despite the two additional systems coming through the area, Wire said the worst is behind valley residents.

"That was a classic example of a disaster that came through," he said. "We made it through the worst part, but the problem is the two more (systems) waiting on deck. But not nearly the strength."

The National Weather Service based in Indianapolis called for below-zero wind chills Friday morning with a chance of snow through Tuesday evening.

Temperatures were expected near the 30-degree mark Saturday and above 30-degrees Sunday.

In addition, the service called for a 50-percent chance of snow Monday with a high close to 29 and a low near 12.

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