Winter storm expected tonight

Parts of our area are under a winter storm warning tonight with up to 6 inches of snow forecast.

The National Weather Service says that heavy mixed precipitation is expected overnight with three to six inches of snow accumulation in Bartholomew and Decatur counties. You can expect wind gusts of up to 35 mph.

You should plan on slippery road conditions for your drive to work Wednesday morning. The weather service suggests that if you have to travel tomorrow that you pack a flashlight, food and water and a warm blanket in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

The winter storm warning includes Bartholomew, Brown, Johnson, Shelby and Decatur counties. Jackson and Jennings counties are under a winter weather advisory with 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.

The winter storm warning goes into effect at 1 in the morning and lasts until 7.