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Here's how that big snowstorm will affect Ind.

Posted at 9:20 AM, Jan 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-21 12:43:06-05

The eastern half of the country is bracing for what's going to be a snowy end to the week, and Indiana will narrowly escape what could have been a messy weekend, but we'll still see some of the effects.

Low pressure developed in the South, and heading into Friday, the storm system moves toward the Mid-Atlantic while it continues to grow and strengthen before running into cold air.

Strong winds are expected from the Midwest down to the Southeast and into the Mid-Atlantic.

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Snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain are all expected in those transition zones where the warm air meets the cold. 

The snow will stretch from the southern-most parts of Indiana, Kentucky and southern Ohio over to Virginia and Maryland.

Communities like Bedford and Seymour may see a significant amount of snowfall, but the majority of central Indiana should see minimal to no accumulation. Check out the snowfall total map below for Friday evening.

The heaviest snow will fall across West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland. Spots from eastern Kentucky to New York could see more than a foot of snow through Saturday, and our immediate neighbors to the southeast in Cincinnati are looking at a range of 2-12 inches, too.

At the end of the week and into the weekend, this amount of snow is going to affect large metro areas like Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York and even Boston.

This will be the first major nor'easter snow storm of the season in a winter that hasn't seen much snow in the eastern half of the country.

If you're traveling in the direction of this large system, either be flexible or change your plans - It's sure to disrupt air travel and cause delays and crashes on the roadways.

We'll be tracking the storm through the weekend in case any of its tracks change, so continue to check back with us here and on the air for the latest.

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