Half a foot of snow possible by New Year's morning, lake-effect to follow

2013-12-31T20:25:00Z 2014-01-01T21:13:11Z Half a foot of snow possible by New Year's morning, lake-effect to followTimes Staff nwitimes.com
December 31, 2013 8:25 pm  • 

New Year's Eve revelers may find themselves cleaning up snow Wednesday morning along with confetti.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Lake, Porter, Cook and Will counties from 4 p.m. New Year's Eve to 6 p.m. New Year's Day.

Four to 8 inches of snow are expected in Lake, Porter and Will counties by Wednesday afternoon.

As of 7 p.m. Tuesday, a little more than 1 inch of snow had accumulated in Highland and Schererville, according to the National Weather Service.

LaPorte County is under a winter weather advisory from 7 p.m. New Year's Eve to 1 a.m. Thursday. Additional snowfall is possible in LaPorte County Wednesday afternoon.

A lake-effect snow watch is also in effect for Cook and Lake counties for late Wednesday through Thursday, with snowfall rates of up to 1 inch per hour possible.

Forecasters are warning of the potential for intense snow squalls near Lake Michigan.

Forecasters are warning of snow-covered roads and limited visibility during both rounds of snowfall.

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