Winter Storm Warning in WLKY viewing area

Joanna Estrada
January 13, 2018

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh is warning people about possible flooding and severe weather in the next several days. Accumulations of snow, if any, are under an inch.

Rain before noon, then rain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet between noon and 3pm, then snow and freezing rain after 3pm. By Thursday, the temperature could stretch into the lower 20s.

Temperatures are expected to fall below freezing by 1 to 3 p.m. for Western New York, including Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Jamestown. It should end between 4-7 p.m. You can expect temps in the mid to upper teens through your Saturday afternoon with winds NW 7-17 miles per hour gusting to 25 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent.

Ice accumulations are expected to be less than one-tenth of an inch in Lauderdale County and possibly extend into northern portions of Colbert County, the graphics indicate.

As for ice, this area is looking at.25 inches or more in total. Blustery, with a north wind around 22 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Gusty winds are possible in wind prone areas producing localized blowing and drifting snow and reduced visibility.

"This will gradually shift to eastern Arkansas by around midnight", forecasters wrote in the advisory notice on Thursday morning, noting the wintry weather is mainly expected north of Jasper, Clinton, Heber Springs and Augusta. North wind around 5 miles per hour.

Sleet and ice accumulations could make traveling hard.

South winds will blow at 10 to 20 miles per hour and gust to 30 mph on Thursday, turn out the northwest in the afternoon, and produce wind chill values of 5 below to zero. On Monday night, expect clear skies with a low around minus 9. Cloudy, with a high near 24.

The flood watch, which started Thursday night, encompasses large swaths of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Tuesday will be partly cloudy and mild, with temperatures in the 40s to around 50. Temps in the teens and low to mid 20s most of next week.

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