April 24, 2018

Sunny, windy Wednesday with snow on the way

11 January 2018, 12:42 | Simon Arnold

EARLY LOOK: Weekend winter storm could bring several inches of snow to central Indiana

Winter Storm Hunter a Potential Plains Blizzard Wednesday, Thursday; Then a Mess of Snow, Ice in Ohio Valley

- A Winter Storm Watch is taking effect Wednesday night all across central and southern Minnesota, which could mean snow for the Thursday morning commute.

Friday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 27, the weather service said.

Numerous counties in central in will be under a Winter Weather Watch from Thursday night until 1 a.m. on Saturday, including Marion County.

A strip of moderate snow totals (locally 6 inches or more) is possible over the High Plains of eastern Montana, as well as a swath from eastern Nebraska to northwest Iowa, Minnesota, northwest Wisconsin and the western Upper Peninsula of MI. Northwest winds 25 to 30 miles per hour with gusts 40 to 45 miles per hour will cause blowing snow.Cold wind chills as low as 15 below zero will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.

6 a.m. - noon: Snow will stop early Saturday morning.

Snow will begin in northwestern Kansas around 10 PM, with rain showers out ahead of that for central Kansas.

FRIGID WEEKEND: The weekend will be dry but very cold - partly sunny Saturday with a high in the upper 30s, then we drop into the upper teens by daybreak Sunday. Although the storm started out fairly warm, bringing mostly rain, parts of the Sierra Nevada could expect as much as 30 inches of snow. Wind chill values as low as -9. A narrow swath of heavy snow with up to 8 inches is possible roughly from around Albert Lea to Ladysmith and Eau Claire.

Martin Luther King Jr. Between a half and three-quarters of an inch of rain is possible.

TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy with snow showers.

For the latest forecasts, visit PennLive's weather page. Windy, with a north northwest wind 18 to 28 miles per hour.

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