Published: Fri, January 11, 2019

Chris Johnson's Forecast | Tracking a winter storm threat this weekend

Chris Johnson's Forecast | Tracking a winter storm threat this weekend

A period of light snow likely breaks out statewide early Saturday before a warmer wedge of air moves northward.

Light snow accumulation appears possible north and west of Raleigh with amounts ranging from a dusting to as much as 2 inches, the highest possibly near the Virginia border.

The National Weather Service has signaled that a Winter Storm Warning will be in effect.

Today rain could start anytime with a small potential of patchy freezing drizzle early in the morning but most of the precipitation type today will be rain. However, we'll likely make up for a good bit of that snow by the weekend.

As of Thursday afternoon, the weather service's forecast specifically for Lawrence predicted a rainy Friday.

The system will be moving out of the Kansas City, MO area by kick-off of the Chiefs vs. Colts game. Snow is expected to begin late Friday night and continue through late Saturday morning. Be careful if you plan to travel toward southern OH this weekend.

Impacts will be fine-tuned as this storm develops, but prepare to be dealing with an impactful winter storm from late Saturday night into Monday afternoon.

Highs Friday are expected to be in the mid to upper 30s before falling below freezing. With highs in the mid 30s, wind chills will be in the 20s thanks to a north wind that could gust as high as 20 miles per hour.

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