Today’s weather story from the National Weather Service:

Snow overnight and tomorrow

(January 9, 2016) – Rain will move back into the region this afternoon as temperatures remain in the 40s. Colder air will move in from the northwest tonight, changing the rain to snow.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect near Lake Michigan for a threat of 4 to 6 inches of snow, as well as blowing and drifting snow.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect southeast of the Warning for 2 to 5 inches of snow along with blowing and drifting. In addition, as temperatures fall below freezing, wet surfaces will likely freeze, causing a glaze on roads. Motorists should use caution if travelling tonight, especially where advisories and warnings are in effect.

Stay tuned for later updates as this winter system continues to unfold.

 

Specifically for our area tonight: Rain before 4am, then rain and snow. Low around 29. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Sunday: Snow before 7am, then snow showers likely, mainly between 7am and 1pm. Areas of blowing snow after 1pm. Temperature falling to around 20 by 5pm. Blustery, with a west wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Sunday night: A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. West wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

 

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