A Freezing Rain Advisory is in effect through mid-morning for parts of the WKVI listening area. The National Weather Service warns that an area of freezing rain will move slowly northeast across northern Indiana and northeast Ohio this morning. The advisory remains in effect until 11 a.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Central for Starke, Marshall and Pulaski Counties as well as areas to the south and east. Temperatures are expected to rise above freezing by late morning and allow ice to melt. Light ice accumulations of less than a tenth of an inch are expected before the temperatures rise. This will be enough to make roads and sidewalks slick and potentially hazardous, so leave yourself some extra travel time and be extra careful on bridges and overpasses. They will be the first pavement surfaces to freeze.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.