Winter Storm Hits Today

Round one of our winter storm brought the rain and wind yesterday.

We’re in our anticipated break this morning as colder air moves in.

Round two (as we’ve been dividing it up on our Region Weather LIVE broadcasts) hits midday through tonight with a round of snow, heavy at times, and wind which will cause blowing and drifting snow, especially later this evening when it turns a bit fluffier.

While our morning commute was fine and dandy, our evening commute won’t be so cute. Expect snow covered roads and reduced visibilities. On top of that, all the water we have laying around will begin to freeze as temps drop into the 20s. There will be a layer of ice underneath our snow.

In terms of snowfall, our amounts remained unchanged over the last few days. Still expecting a widespread 5-9 inches of snow across the Region–all of this falling from midday through tonight.

Slight icing may occur in our southern counties through early afternoon (Newton and Jasper Co) before it all changes quickly over to snow.

Sleet potential:

Freezing rain potential:

Temps will continue to tumble with the coldest air hitting tonight into the day Friday. The biggest issue tomorrow will be cleaning up as everything will be a block of ice underneath our snow. Another renewed shot of cold air arrives Saturday before we quickly bounce back Sunday into Monday with 50s possible!

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