NWS issues winter storm watch for Thursday

  • NWS issues winter storm watch for Thursday

NWS issues winter storm watch for Thursday

The service noted the "prolonged" nature of the storm, but also said that "sleet/ice is looking less likely".

The north Alabama winter storm warning will go into effect at 4 p.m. today and last until 6 a.m. Thursday for Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Lawrence and Limestone counties.

"Travel could be hard", the alert says.

The storm, though, will still be far from over - with precipitation not winding down until sometime between 9 a.m. and noon Friday and lingering light rain or snow showers possible through the afternoon.

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"However, by Thursday night, dry conditions are expected".

The potential for several inches of snow tomorrow into Friday has Long Island under a winter storm watch.

AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Paul Walker said area residents should prepare before the weather gets worse.

Now the official NWS forecast for northeast Suffolk calls for two to four inches of snow tomorrow, with northeast winds of 10 to 15 miles per hour, gusting to 25 miles per hour in the afternoon. Cloudy. Highs in the upper 20s. Winds NE 10-15 miles per hour.

Tonight: Chance of light snow and light sleet in the evening, then a slight chance of light freezing rain after midnight. Ice accumulation of less than one quarter of an inch. No snow accumulations expected. North winds 5 to 10 miles per hour.

Over the weekend, we'll pick up southerly winds and warm back up in the 60s and 70s with partly cloudy to partly sunny skies but it'll also be on the windy side as well. Lows near 15. Northwest winds 5 to 10 miles per hour. Highs in the lower to mid 30s. Northwest winds 5 miles per hour.

Winter Storm Watch Wednesday night until early Friday.Here's our first call for snowfall from Winter Storm III. Lows in the mid 30s.