This storm brought the sharpest cutoff of snow from north to south that this forecaster has seen! In the advisory areas, look for 1"-3" of snow.
The chance for seeing 1 inch of snow (or more) on Saturday night is only around 20 percent in the Richmond area, but much higher across southwest and south-central Virginia. Any shifts to the storm track will greatly affect the snowfall forecast.
Winter storm Toby, now near far eastern Nova Scotia, will exit via the Labrador Sea tonight.
Thursday and Friday could have highs well into the 60s and possibly lower 70s, depending on how cloudy it is.
Accumulations of 8 to 10 inches of sleet, slush and snow is expected within the warning area with locally higher amounts. East winds could gust to 30 to 35 miles per hour at times.
Winter storm watch issued for weekend
Bands of heavy snow dropped at least 20.1 inches of snow in Patchogue, with much of Nassau and Suffolk seeing a foot. An ample supply of moist air had been lifted to the colder levels of the atmosphere, where snow formed speedily.
Roads for the most part are wet, but watch for slushy spots, as well as very low visibility as heavier snow bands move through.
WHEN.From 10 PM this evening to 10 AM CDT Saturday.
Anyone with travel plans from far southwestern Wisconsin and northwestern IL into Minnesota, Iowa, and north-central IL south of Rockford and Chicago should closely monitor the forecast and road conditions, and be prepared to delay travel plans or allow for greatly increased time for travel due to heavy snow and poor visibility.
This is the first Winter Storm Warning for Indianapolis in two years.