Winter weather advisory for region tonight, tomorrow

Casey Dawson
January 11, 2018

Another round of snow and ice will develop Friday in the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes, spreading into the interior Northeast Saturday. On Friday there is a slight chance of rain and snow in the morning.

There is some uncertainty, the weather service said in its first email blast Wednesday, Jan. 10.

SUNDAY: Partly to mostly cloudy with snow showers. "Travel conditions may become hard Wednesday evening and continue through Thursday".

Winds will also play a major factor in the storm system.

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An advisory was issued for the West Glacier region with 5 to 6 inches of snow expected in lower elevations and up to 10 inches possible for Marias Pass. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are possible. By 4pm, the average area temperature will be 4 degrees, but the wind chill could drop to -20 with northwest winds gusting to 31 miles per hour. While rain has already swept across a large portion of the Lower 48, the second system is said to bring colder temps with Colorado seeing up to 12 inches in the next 24 hours.

That could mean lows in record-cold territory where snow covers the ground - and as cold if not a degree or two colder than some of the lowest temps we've seen so far this season even without snow on the ground.

According to the NWS, rain will change to freezing rain as temperatures drop Friday, and then to snow late in the day. Blowing snow and blizzard conditions possible in these areas. The average accumulation by this time in the month is 4.7 inches. Those with travel plans across the area should pay close attention to later forecasts as snow amounts and location could change.WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON. Winds may gust as high as 30 miles per hour.

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