Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through midnight Saturday night

Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through midnight Saturday night

Here we are, heading into weekend #3 with wintry weather! Today’s clouds will begin producing snow shortly after noon today with an inch or two of accumulation possible as we go into the evening hours. After 10pm tonight, some freezing rain will mix in with the snow causing a glaze of ice up to 1/10 of an inch. That’s just enough to make things very slippery…especially through the overnight hours.

We’ll see a break in the action for much of the day Saturday. That should allow road crews to clean up from the icy-snow from the night before. But more snow is anticipated for Saturday afternoon and evening. This will be a fluffy, fine snow and could accumulate 1-3 inches. By this time, the wind will be howling out of the northwest, possibly on the order of 20-30 mph! Not only will this cause wind chills to plummet, many rural roads will become wind-blown and snow-covered again. It’s quite possible that the worst driving conditions will be after the snow is done Saturday evening and night.

Sunday will be dangerously cold. We’ll start at -10 with high temperatures around -1 in the afternoon. Wind chills will easily touch or exceed -25. Wind Chill Advisories or Warnings are expected once the snow ends Saturday night.

-Meteorologist Eric Sorensen

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