First Posted: 1/9/2009

 LIMA

- Get your snow shovels ready. If the current forecast holds true, the region

could be digging out from more than six inches of snow. Forecasters are calling for a winter storm to bring

significant snow into the region later today and into Saturday. The National

Weather Service in North Webster, Ind. has issued a winter

storm warning for Allen, Putnam and Van Wert counties from 2 p.m. this

afternoon until 5 p.m. Saturday. Snow is expected to begin falling mid-morning, forecasters

said, and increase in intensity through the day. Total snow accumulations of

six to 10 inches of snow are expected, according to the weather service. The National Weather Service in Wilmington

has issued a winter storm watch from late tonight through Saturday evening for

Auglaize, Hardin, Logan, Mercer and Shelby

counties. In those areas, some freezing rain may mix in with the snow before

changing to all snow. Forecasters in Wilmington

are calling for a significant accumulation of snow, possibly in excess of six

inches for the area. You can comment on this story at www.limaohio.com.