Winter Storm Warning expires, Wind Chill Advisory remains

WLFI weather map showing temperatures and wind chills Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
WLFI weather map showing temperatures and wind chills Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The Winter Storm Warning expired at 1 p.m. Wednesday, but the National Weather Service said a Wind Child Advisory will remain in effect for Thursday.

NWS said a Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect for Thursday from 5 a.m. until noon EST. A Wind Chill Advisory means cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills, which could results in frost bite or hypothermia. Dress appropiately and make sure to bundle up for the conditions, if you must go outside.

NWS said additional snow accumulations will only be one inch or less, but the main concerns will be the bitter wind chills and blowing and drifting of snow.

NWS said there will be bitter cold wind chills overnight, with values at 10 to 20 degrees below zero.

In addition, winds will gust up to 25 mph up until Wednesday mid-day. These gusts will cause blowing and drifting of snow and likely reduce visability.

INDOT crews are working to clear routes, but use caution because roadways are slick and snow covered. Most counties are under an emergency travel status.

Most counties within Central Indiana are under a Travel Watch, including Boone, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Jasper, Montgomery, Pulaski, Warren and White.

Cass and Tippecanoe counties has been down graded and joins Howard County under a Travel Advisory.

Only Benton County remains under Travel Warning status.

To view the current travel status of your county, view the Indiana map.

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