Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Timeline: Ice, Snow Expected In Mid

Timeline: Ice, Snow Expected In Mid

As a result a cold rain continued to fall.

While forecasts have varied significantly in recent days on the amount of snow expected here by late Friday and into Saturday morning, the latest predictions for Highland County and southern OH called for foggy conditions with rain Friday morning, followed by an icy mix with little accumulation, topped off by about 1-3 inches of snow Friday evening.

Freezing rain and snow are already falling in Missouri, eastern Arkansas, west Tennessee, northern MS, northern Louisiana and western Kentucky. The freezing rain window appears to only last a few hours, and looks less widespread for the time frame. The low will fall into the upper teens.

Our next chance at snow comes next Tuesday.

In short, this system could be anything from a light snow event moving quickly to a more impactful snowstorm for at least parts of the Northeast and New England.

Before that, snow is expected to sweep through the Midwest Sunday and Monday. Temperatures are in the lower to middle 20s.

Temperatures were hovering around 30 degrees at sunrise. "A WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for Thursday and Friday for north central Montana where 4-12" will accumulate.

Today - Showers likely, mainly after 1 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 33. This could cause flooding in low-lying areas-and when the frigid air hits all that water, the Northeast could find itself covered in glacier-like sheets of ice. Wind: N 25-35; gusty.

When will rain, freezing rain & snow arrive in your area? Northwest winds will gust as high as 25 to 35 miles per hour this morning, which may blow and drift the fluffier top layer of snow while causing reduced visibilities.

Rain will continue through Friday night with a high near 58. School systems in the state's Tennessee Valley region shut down Friday as forecasters warned of the possibility of ice, sleet and snow that could coat roads.

Wintry precipitation is likely to impact Friday across much of Southeast Missouri and southwest IL. Stay tuned for more updates on Weather Blog 18. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. Four universities also closed, and several counties closed their offices for the day.

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