INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Heavy snow and high winds hit northern Indiana ahead of subzero temperatures forecast for later in the week.
A winter storm moved across northern and central Indiana on Monday morning with the National Weather Service predicting up to 7 inches could accumulate in some areas. Wind gusts could reach 35 mph.
The snow should end Monday night before what the weather service calls "historic cold weather" is forecast Tuesday. Temperatures will drop to minus 20 with wind chills of minus 40 by Wednesday morning.
Forecasters warned of frostbite within minutes and hypothermia if precautions aren't taken.
Wind chills are forecast to drop to minus 41 in Kokomo and elsewhere in northern Indiana. Wind chills in southern Indiana are expected to be minus 23 in Vincennes. Indianapolis' wind chill is forecast at minus 31.