Here is the latest: We do have Winter Storm Watches and Ice Storm Warnings out for our viewing area. I am a little more optimistic about most of our viewing area dodging the worst of the ice. But not all of us will. I think .10" to .25" of ice will do for most of the area. Since we will have light winds during much of our ice event I only expect isolated power outages and small tree limbs down.
The farther north you go the more the ice. Areas from State Road 14 up to Highway 30 will be in the .25" to .50" range for ice. This means there will likely be damage to larger tree limbs, sagging powerlines, and some power outages. This includes Fair Oaks, Medaryville, Winamac, and Rochester.
North of Highway 30 to the Indiana Toll Road, including much of Chicagoland could see devastating ice accumulations of .50" to 1" or more. This usually brings widespread tree and powerline damage with roads nearly impassable. Power outages are likely and for possible long periods of time. So make sure you check those plans heading north.
This storm will be about 10 times more powerful than the one we had yesterday here in Lafayette so our roads which are still rough in many areas will only get worse by late tomorrow afternoon and night. Please be careful traveling.
GOOD NEWS: NO MORE ICE FOR CHRISTMAS WEEK AND OUR CHANCE OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS IS UP TO 95%!!
Be safe, plan ahead, and I will post some temperature and ice maps shortly!