NWS: Winter Storm Warning Thursday Night, Friday

Hannah Rogers
January 14, 2018

"A WINTER STORM WARNING has been issued for Thursday and Friday along the Continental Divide, with snow totals as high as 18" in the mountains by Saturday. 4 p.m.: 23, wind chills in the teens. Colder air will slowly invade during the course of the morning changing rain over the freezing rain, sleet, and then possibly some snow to end. Ice will make roads during the commute home from the office rough but heavy snow tonight will make roads treacherous with any unnecessary travel not worth the drive. That will give us a snowfall total of 2-4 inches by early evening.

There's a chance of snow Monday through Thursday. Low pressure is expected to develop along the front and enhance the precipitation across northeast OH and northwest PA.

We'll have additional analysis on this system Friday.

Today, the temperature will reach the mid 50s.

Citizens of Minden woke up to subfreezing temperatures Friday morning.

Although meteorologists have predicted the possible course of the storm this week, they warned that the storm is still evolving, therefore they still can not say for definite the precise places where the storm will mostly hit, urging citizens to stay alert and prepare themselves for severe snow and freezing rain until this weekend. Wind chills are expected to be below freezing and speeds are expected to be between 10-25 miles per hour.

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The storm overachieved in western Kentucky and southwest in where 1 to 3 inches was forecast and 3 to 7 inches actually fell.

A few flurries are possible Saturday.

The NWS and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet are warning travelers in the area to stay alert as the storm moves into the area.

One benefit of Hunter's path is that there will be no storm surge, so the coast won't see the kind of flooding brought by the "bomb cyclone" earlier this month. Many different variables will come into play.

KYTC said pre-treating highways with brine will be ineffective due to expected rainfall prior to the wintry mix.

Be sure to download the WMC Action News 5 Weather app to track exactly when the storm will arrive in your backyard.

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