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Weather Authority: Gov. Wolf declares State of Emergency ahead of weekend snow

19 January 2019

The winter storm is expected to move into the Kansas City area Friday.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for most of Southern New England, in effect from Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening, due to the "threat of significant snow and ice accumulation" from the approaching storm. This will likely begin as snow developing Saturday afternoon, then snow possibly heavy at times Saturday night into Sunday.

The 41 Action News weather team says snow accumulations in the metro could range from one to four inches, with higher amounts to the north.

"Cold air in the wake of the storm on Thursday and Friday, combined with extensive snowcover, may cause the storm that follows to track farther south than our indicators suggest", AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok said.

Highs Saturday in the mid 20s (-3 degrees Celsius), but a north wind at 10 to 15 miles per hour will make it feel like low teens (-11 degrees Celsius). Expect rounds of heavy rain for valleys and lower elevations.

Forecasters are also calling for a few inches of snow Friday. The storm is still days out, making it too early to determine timing and potential snow totals.

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WHAT: Heavy snow possible.

Light snow is expected to start late Thursday afternoon and into Friday morning.

"We are going to have snow this weekend, a good possibility of it anyway, with several inches possible", Seeley said. With temperatures remaining near and below freezing, travel conditions will be very challenging into Sunday evening, when precipitation should end. The wind chills are expected to last all weekend.

Snow develops toward midnight tonight (perhaps a little sooner for those of you in Lenawee and Washtenaw Counties). Prepare for heavy snow in parts of northern Pennsylvania and NY state to western and northern New England.

The overnight slow Sunday night into Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, however, will be dry, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid teens (-8 degrees Celsius).

Day - Partly sunny, with a high near 11.

Weather Authority: Gov. Wolf declares State of Emergency ahead of weekend snow