Travel advisory, winter weather advisory in effect for Cass County on New Year’s Day 2021

Last Updated on January 2, 2021 by Cass County Online

The National Weather Service says a storm system tracking from Texas to the Great Lakes is forecast to bring multiple weather hazards including snow, freezing rain and severe thunderstorms across portions of the central, southern and eastern U.S.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Cass County from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, January 1, 2021. Freezing rain is expected with total ice accumulations of 1/10 to 2/10ths of an inch.

Cass County is under a yellow travel advisory due to the icy conditions.

This is the lowest level of local travel advisory, and means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas. See the Indiana county travel status map here.

EMA Director Alvin Beckman urges everyone to use extreme caution.

Friday’s forecast calls for an eventual changeover to mainly rain, with winds of 10-15 mph and gusts as high as 25 mph.

There’s a chance of rain and snow Saturday night, then a chance of snow and rain Sunday.

More info from the National Weather Service here.