Weather Outlook: Snow, ice may create travel issues this weekend

11 January, 2018, 00:29 | Author: Dustin Murphy
  • Winter Storm Hunter a Potential Plains Blizzard Wednesday, Thursday; Then a Mess of Snow, Ice in Ohio Valley

For the Wichita area, we aren't expecting as much snow, but the rain may freeze and cause some slick spots on the roads, so please be very cautious and allow yourself some extra time in the morning.

The National Weather Service said drizzle or freezing drizzle combined with cold pavement temperatures could result in slick roads, so drivers should take caution when heading out Wednesday morning. "Travel conditions may become hard Wednesday evening and continue through Thursday". PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS. A Winter Storm Watch for blizzard conditions means there is a potential for falling and/or blowing snow with strong winds and extremely poor visibilities.

Winds will also play a major factor in the storm system.


A south wind will be 9 to 16 miles per hour, gusting to as high as 24 miles per hour.

The bottom line: Northwest Alabama (The Shoals, Moulton Russellville), Limestone County, northeast into Tennessee have the best chance of snowfall of around 1 to 3 inches. The precipitation is expected to change to all snow by Thursday morning.

"Snow will be ongoing in Western and Northwest Iowa and a band of 4 to 7" of snow is possible in counties including, Guthrie, Greene, Boone, Webster, Wright and Hamilton Counties. There will be a slight chance of rain showers, possibly some freezing rain late in the day. Those with travel plans across the area should pay close attention to later forecasts as snow amounts and location could change.WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON. Blowing and drifting is possible on Marias Pass.

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