National Weather Service: Drivers Take Caution Beginning Thursday Night

Posted January 11, 2018

Temperatures are expected to warm Thursday, with rain showers moving in and leading to heavier rain and temperatures near 50 degrees on Friday. North northwest wind around 8 miles per hour. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 10.

South wind at 5-10 miles per hour.

On top of some ice accumulation, several inches of snow could fall. As high pressure slides off the coast, we will have a brisk south wind.

Warmer temperatures coupled with the chance of freezing rain could cause flooding this weekend, especially in western NY, according to the National Weather Service. Snow will taper off through the morning in the lower elevations, with areas of snow continuing in the mountains. Snow amounts over the western half of Tennessee will be in the 1- to 3-inch range.

Winter Storm Hunter will bring wind-driven snow to parts of northern Plains Wednesday into Thursday.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 45. A narrow swath of up to 7 inches is possible somewhere from the New Ulm/Mankato areas northeast to east central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. Wind chill values as low as 2.

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Today's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with a high of 56 and a 40 percent chance of rain and snow.

Temperatures are mostly in the 60s across Alabama this afternoon; the sky is mostly cloudy and showers are few and far between. Gusts up to 40 miles per hour could be seen in rural Wright County. The average accumulation by this time in the month is 4.7 inches.

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This swath of snow could be heavy, and there's potential for significant ice accumulation in areas where freezing rain is most persistent.

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