Storm Track Moves North; Forecasters Predict Less Snow And Wind

Storm Track Moves North; Forecasters Predict Less Snow And Wind

We'll see the "high" temperature for Friday around midnight with temps in the upper 30s and falling to below freezing by daybreak Friday. The strongest winds will be found from west central to south central Minnesota where winds could gust to 40 miles per hour.

An advisory was issued for the West Glacier region with 5 to 6 inches of snow expected in lower elevations and up to 10 inches possible for Marias Pass. 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. Snow will begin in western Iowa around 3 AM with a transition to freezing rain between western Iowa to rain along the I-35 at that time. Snow and blowing snow is expected to continue Thursday, mostly before noon.

"It's a pretty significant (weather) system here, more moisture than the previous systems that have come through here", said Mike Kochasic of the National Weather Service in Sacramento.

Thursday Night: Snow. Low around -2. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are possible.

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Today - Rain likely, mainly after 1 p.m. 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. For those with temperamental auto batteries, it's a reminder the overnight lows may again range from 14 below zero to 20 below.

Flood watches have been issued for all of western NY except Allegany County through late Friday night, the weather service said.

Martin Luther King Jr. Winds may gust as high as 30 miles per hour.

For the latest forecasts, visit PennLive's weather page.

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