Winter Storm Watch Begins Late Wednesday Night

Winter Storm Watch Begins Late Wednesday Night

There is some uncertainty, the weather service said in its first email blast Wednesday, Jan. 10. Reduced visibilities, especially during the most intense snow.

Cold is sure, snow is still uncertain: As is often the case (here and even in colder climates), the cold weather blasting south is certain, but the chance of snow is still on shaky ground. Snow will continue through the overnight hours. As high pressure slides off the coast, we will have a brisk south wind. "Travel conditions may become hard Wednesday evening and continue through Thursday". Wind chills on Thursday will drop to near 20 below zero.WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON. According to the Spokesman-Review this January has featured historic lows for snowfall in the Inland Northwest as only.2 inches of snow has fallen so far in Spokane.

Snow is expected before 1 p.m. on Thursday with a low around 32 degrees.

WHAT.Heavy snow and blowing snow possible.

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More rain is expected in the Sierra Nevada region, with rainfall of 3 to 4 inches expected.

Warmer temperatures coupled with the chance of freezing rain could cause flooding this weekend, especially in western NY, according to the National Weather Service. There will be a slight chance of rain showers, possibly some freezing rain late in the day. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are possible. Coupled with high winds, travel could become extremely risky if not impossible.

6 p.m. - midnight: Mostly cloudy, very cold and dry.