Snow should begin to arrive in the Stateline this afternoon. During the late afternoon and into the evening hours the snow will be moderate to heavy at times with 1″/hour snowfall rates likely. Winds gusting upwards of 30mph will create blowing and drifting snow. Behind the snow, it will get bitterly cold with wind chills down near -10°.
Snow should arrive to western portions of the viewing area beginning around 12-2pm, and then become more widespread across the Stateline as the afternoon goes on. Some of the snow will be moderate to heavy at times. As the snow begins to taper off Saturday morning and into the early afternoon, we are still going to be dealing with blowing and drifting snow concerns.
The blowing and drifting snow will create treacherous travel conditions during the Friday evening commute, overnight Friday and throughout the day Saturday. So take it slow!
The First Warn Weather Team has been keeping you up to date on the latest information regarding this winter storm from the beginning. We started out by saying that the pattern looked possible for snow. As we got closer, we gained more confidence that the snow chance looked likely and were able to nail down the timing. And now that it is on our door step, we are able to get to the fine details of how much we should expect
When it is all said and done, we could be talking about accumulations ranging from 6-9″ of snow.