TRACKING: Strong storm starts tonight

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A strong storm system will track through the region from tonight through Sunday bringing a variety of weather to the KWWL viewing area.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY will go into place tonight through early Saturday morning for the potential for freezing rain and sleet, possibly mixing with some snow at times.  This is mainly along and north of Highway 30.

The mix begins late tonight and will continue through early Saturday morning, although as temperatures rise, most areas will eventually get above freezing. There may be a few slippery spots remaining in sheltered areas through early Saturday morning.  Thunder is possible in the southern counties where it should be mainly liquid.

Anyone could see a trace to a tenth of an inch of ice accumulation at times tonight.

The winds tonight will be mainly light… and stay that way through much of Saturday.

During the day Saturday, we will have drizzle and areas of rain with temps in the 30s. But snow tracks in by Saturday evening and will continue through the night.  A WINTER STORM WATCH is posted for areas where the heaviest snow is expected to fall.

There will be a very sharp cutoff between those who get a lot of snow and those who get a little bit, but even a 20 mile change in the track of the storm will shift where the heaviest snow falls.

And the winds will be picking up as well. Winds will gust to 45 to 50 mph Saturday night through Sunday creating near blizzard to blizzard conditions, especially in areas with new snowfall.

This storm system will impact travel, but could also change its track at any point during the weekend. Stay tuned to KWWL and KWWL.com for updates.

Eileen Loan

Eileen Loan

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