Snow, wintry mix, and wind Friday as winter storm starts

NOW: Snow, wintry mix, and wind Friday as winter storm starts


A winter storm will impact the area starting Friday and last through Saturday.

Precipitation starts Friday morning as a wet snow. Late in the morning, it will transition to a rain/snow mix. There could be some slushy snow trying to accumulate during the Friday morning commute, especially later in the morning.

By Friday evening, temperatures begin to cool, and wind picks up, so precipitation will change back to snow. The Friday evening commute will be impacted with falling snow and periods of low visibility.

Snow really starts to accumulate Friday night into Saturday morning. Wind gusts Friday evening 35+ mph are likely, with wind gusts 45+ mph are possible Friday overnight/early Saturday. This could create issues with blowing/drifting snow.

Roads will be slow going through Saturday.

Additional lake effect snow showers are possible Saturday evening and Sunday.

Temperatures drop dramatically after the system, with highs Sunday in the single digits. The bitter cold lingers into Monday for MLK Day and Tuesday, with a slight warming trend by the end of the week.

Today: Rain/snow, windy. High 38.

Tonight: Snow and wind. Low 26. 

Saturday: Snow and wind. Temperatures fall from 26.

Sunday: Bitter Cold. Lake effect snow showers. High 8.

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