Flood watch in effect for western Pennsylvania region

Cheryl Sanders
January 12, 2018

"(Todays) temperatures should be a high of 58 degrees and a low of 28 degrees", he said.

The wind will make it feel much colder Friday and Saturday.

The agency added that precipitation could reach between a quarter and half of an inch today. At night, there will be a low of around 35 degrees. This could be a big deal as ice accumulates Friday night into Saturday morning.

Starting Tuesday at 4 a.m., the National Weather Service is issuing a for Interstate 80 over Donner Pass and Interstate 50 over Echo Summit because of higher than usual snow levels.

As South Mississippi awaits warmer temperatures, people in other parts of the country are preparing for snow and mixed precipitation returning with the cold.

The winter weather advisory should end at 10 a.m. tomorrow, said the National Weather Service.

In western MA, the heaviest rain is expected Friday afternoon. Freezing rain, which will transition into snow, is expected through the weekend, causing hazardous driving conditions, especially on untreated surfaces with isolated to scattered power outages possible.

The National Weather Service is eagerly monitoring models ahead of Friday's wintry blast. Additional snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch are expected.

The flooding concern extends to neighborhoods near streams and rivers that won't crest until sometime on Sunday, forecasters wrote.

For Jan. 15, a record high of 73 degrees was set past year and the record low of 20 degrees was set in 1988. A high of 22 was expected Friday before an overnight low of 8 degrees Friday night as lake effect snow could lead to snow showers in the area.

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