Winter Storm Watch In Effect For Friday

Winter Storm Hunter a Potential Plains Blizzard Wednesday, Thursday; Then a Mess of Snow, Ice in Ohio Valley
EARLY LOOK: Weekend winter storm could bring several inches of snow to central Indiana

11 January, 2018

Between 2-4 inches of snow is forecast for Friday into Saturday in the Pittsburgh area, the National Weather Service says. Snow will cover already icy roads.

After temperatures on Monday reached 40 in Kalispell under mostly sunny skies, colder air is expected settle over the Flathead on Wednesday. Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a steady temperature around 24. South wind around 17 miles per hour.

We may be enjoying a "heat wave" in central in right now, but it'll be short-lived as the next winter system makes its way into the area with the potential to drop several inches of snow along its path.

Snow will begin in northwestern Kansas around 10 PM, with rain showers out ahead of that for central Kansas.

Saturday night will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 10. Wind chill values as low as -12.

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Winter Storm Hunter will bring wind-driven snow to parts of northern Plains Wednesday into Thursday. Partly cloudy with a high temp in the upper 30s. North wind 11 to 16 miles per hour becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

This much snow is expected to make travel extremely hard, particularly for the Thursday evening commute, with slick roads and limited visibility. Outside of this narrow corridor, 2 to 4 inches are expected by Thursday afternoon.Strong northwest winds will develop late Wednesday night and continue through Thursday.

Friday: Snow likely, mainly before noon.

While the snowfall would be the most the area's seen this winter, it's the high winds that will follow that could make travel treacherous for the Thursday afternoon commute.

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