Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
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Winter Storm Watch issued for potential ice storm this weekend

Winter Storm Watch issued for potential ice storm this weekend

Several hours of freezing rain are also possible Sunday night into Monday morning. Gusty northerly winds are expected through the day as well, which may create areas of blowing and drifting snow. Travel will be hard and in some cases not possible. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for much of the state, with a blizzard warning in southwestern Minnesota.

Strong northeast gales on the lake will build large waves that could splash over break-walls and beaches and potentially cause damage to infrastructure such as roads, walkways and parking lots. "Snow accumulation of 2" - 4" is possible for Bozeman but heavy snow is possible for Bozeman Pass.

Just north of the zone which is mostly freezing rain will be a zone of heavy, wet snow.

Cooler air will be filtering in from the north, with temperatures falling to the 20s north of the Saginaw Bay for Saturday morning lows, with temperatures around the Tri-Cities and Thumb cooling off around 30.

Winter Weather conditions cause several road closures

A snowstorm that will likely arrive in the area Sunday could result in more than 10 inches of snow falling locally. High temperatures on Thursday will soar into the 80s and 90s before crashing late Friday with light snow possible by Saturday morning.

Over 2 inches of rain is possible in southern MI. Total ice and sleet accumulations of one to two tenths of an inch are possible across the southern third of Minnesota into west central Wisconsin.WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT. Lincoln is not included in the Blizzard warning or winter storm watch at this time.

The Ohio Valley can expect to see a mixture of rain and snow. Winds could gust up to 50 miles per hour.

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