(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Highway crews, utility companies, and schools around the tri-state are gearing up for the latest round of winter weather.
The National Weather Service forecasts up to a quarter-inch of ice accumulation and total sleet of less than one inch Monday evening into Tuesday. The wintry precipitation will turn to rain as warmer air moves in Tuesday afternoon.
A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from 7:00 p.m. Monday through Tuesday afternoon.
While the Cincinnati area may not see much snow, areas north and west will likely see plenty. The weather service is calling for up to an inch of ice and more than a foot of snow in Indianapolis with three inches per hour falling at times Tuesday. Winds up to 35 MPH blowing across central Indiana may also cause significant drifting.
In anticipation, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has directed the Indiana Department of Homeland Security to conduct meetings and gather information from utility companies, emergency responders and other state agencies about what they are doing to prepare for the expected storm.
Listen to Eagle 99.3 beginning at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday for school announcements as well as business and event closings and cancellations.