Winter Weather Advisory Starting Friday 5pm

Yolanda Curtis
January 17, 2020

In addition, strong northwest winds Saturday afternoon and evening may lead to blowing and drifting snow.WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM CST THURSDAY.WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

Plan on hazardous travel conditions after midnight Thursday night into Friday morning due to snow, sleet, and ice.

Snow looks to be widespread and heavy at times during the early morning hours of Saturday. It will reach parts of southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa by late morning, then spread across the rest of the area through the afternoon. The greatest amounts will be the further north you reside in the viewing area. Snow will change over to freezing rain and sleet with a wintry mix persisting much of the night turning over to rain in many areas before diminishing/ending Saturday morning. Lake-effect snow showers will be around through the day Sunday but will taper off considerably by midday Monday.

Snow is expected to hit Rhode Island on Saturday.

Total snow accumulation will range from 2 to 6 inches with the highest amounts northwest of Madison. Winds will remain blustery out of the south/southeast at 15 to 20 miles per hour. These strong northwest winds will draw in colder temperatures. The snow could be heavy at times. Use caution if you are traveling. Wind chills as low as 30 below zero. Gusts 60-65 miles per hour outside wind prone areas. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches. "Most of the state will experience 3-5" of snowfall by Friday evening with the potential for up to a tenth of an inch of ice on top by early Saturday.

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