Even the NWS is watching Thursday’s stormDecember 16th, 2012 at 10:25 pm by Lee Ann Okuly under Weather
Here is what they wrote about the event:
US National Weather Service Northern Indiana
A strong winter storm system will develop in the Southern Plains near mid week and lift into the Great Lakes thereafter. Heavy snow is expected along and to the left of the track of the low pressure center Thursday and Friday. The following map shows the consensus forecast track of the low pressure system as of 6:30 pm this evening. Even small changes in the track of the low pressure system will significantly affect precipitation type and snowfall accumulation. At this time, the forecast is for precipitation to start as rain across the area and gradually change to snow from northwest to southeast as cold air moves in behind the system. The best chances for accumulating snow are in the northwestern portion of the area where lake effect/lake enhancement is possible. To get more frequent updates, follow us on twitter @NWSIWX. Keep up to date on the latest forecast information on our website at www.weather.gov/iwx.