Winter storm watch issued for this weekend

Lester Mason
January 13, 2018

A winter weather advisory has been issued for the entire area, from 4 a.m. through 7 p.m. Friday.

The watch is in effect for Richland, Ashland, Crawford, Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Lake, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Summit, Stark, Trumbull and Wayne counties. Those areas are also expected to see up to 2 inches of snow and up to 3/10 inches of ice, the service said. Around 1 inch for Nashville and areas along I-40.

And snow was being reported in the sharply colder air behind it. Rain should begin the transition from rain to freezing rain or sleet around 2-3 a.m. Temperatures continue to fall into the 20s 4-6 a.m. Sleet should rapidly transition to all snow and continue in Memphis through late morning and exit west Tennessee around midday.

The transition to colder temperatures will occur along with rain, which will change over to freezing rain, sleet and eventually snow for many from the Tennessee and OH valleys into interior sections of the Mid-Atlantic region and Northeast Friday night.

The National Weather Service has posted a winter weather advisory for Lincoln and the following counties: Monona, Burt, Dodge, Washington, Saunders, Douglas, Sarpy, Lancaster, Cass and Gage.

Here's the afternoon forecast from the National Weather Service.

Warming air, combined with rain and snow melt, will present the risk of ice jam flooding.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 10.

Some sleet or snow will also be possible, although, no accumulations of sleet or snow are expected.

Once temperatures drop below 32°, the wintry mix will turn into snow showers.

Since this is a fluid situation in terms of snow amounts and positioning (snow accumulation will be dramatically impacted depending on the storms track and precipitation type (s)), it would be beneficial for you to keep an eye on the latest Fox 8 Forecast.

Winter storm warnings (pink) are in effect for much of Upstate New York tonight and into Saturday.

The winter warning lasts through 1 p.m. Saturday.

Most of central and south Alabama will only get a cold rain.

Feeling a little overwhelmed by terms like sleet and freezing rain? Temperatures falling through the day with highs ranging from near 30 northwest to around 50 across the plateau.

Temperatures haven't set a record (yet), but we should remain in the mid-50s through midnight.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.

Saturday Night: Any left over sleet and snow will end Saturday evening into Saturday Night.

Wednesday - Partly sunny, with a high near 16.

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