City and county expecting snowfall in the 2-inch to 4-inch range this afternoon and tonight

Mike Wolanin | The Republic A snow plow crosses Home Avenue in Columbus, Ind., Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023.

Bartholomew County is now at a Watch Level travel status


Means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. During a “watch” local travel advisory, only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations is recommended, and emergency actions plans should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies, and other organizations.



COLUMBUS, Ind. — Bartholomew County Emergency Management says Bartholomew County and Columbus are expected to receive another round of winter weather starting today.  The county remains in the 2-inch to 4-inch snowfall range at this time.

Snowfall is expected late morning Friday and Friday afternoon. While 2- to 4-inches are forecast, locally higher amounts are possible.

Because of the recent warm temperatures, there may be limited snow accumulation on roads and paved surfaces unless moderate to heavy snowfall occurs.

Temperatures are expected to fall into the low 20s and upper 10s in combination with 15 to 25 mph winds, which will create a wind chill near 7 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The coldest wind chills are expected into Saturday morning.

This story will be updated.