Winter storm hitting Upstate NY with snow, wind, bitter cold

Joanna Estrada
January 17, 2020

A Winter Weather Advisory (purple-shaded counties on the headlined map) is in effect for the entire Chicago area Friday afternoon through Friday night ending early Saturday morning.

Total ice accumulation from one-tenth to three-tenths of an inch is expected for most areas, which will lead to widespread slick conditions tonight through Friday morning.

"Wind speeds will increase quickly this morning and they should remain quite strong through the afternoon and into this evening", the advisory says. The rest of Sunday looks dry, but it will be windy through the afternoon under partly cloudy skies.

Milder air will begin to surge northward through the mid-morning time frame shifting snow over to a brief wintry mix.

Snow is expected to develop Saturday afternoon with moderate to heavy snow falling around sunset, according to Hudson Valley Weather. The greatest amounts will be the further north you reside in the viewing area. Lake-effect snow showers will be around through the day Sunday but will taper off considerably by midday Monday. In addition, these strong winds will bring significantly colder air into the region.

Wind gusts in excess of 75 miles per hour wind prone areas. Be sure to use caution if traveling. Additional light snowfall possible late Friday night into early Saturday. For the Winter Storm Watch, heavy snow possible. That's fun. But the impact of 6 or 7 inches of snow versus 9 inches is not that different.

In the end, snow/sleet totals could be as much as 2 to 4 inches in Eastern Nebraska with 0 to 2 inches for Central and Western Nebraska.

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