National Weather Service issues Winter Weather Advisory for Saturday night
- Author: Ryan Wade Feb 18, 2018,
Feb 18, 2018, 6:01
"Even Seattle might get a dusting".
Winter weather is making a return to Southern Oregon this weekend.
A WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for most of the state from Saturday morning thru Sunday all the way until Monday morning.
SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS... Shelton, Bremerton, Olympia, Gig Harbor, Tacoma, Federal Way, Seattle, and Bellevue. Snow continues through early Sunday morning, likely tapering off around 6 or 7am.
IMPACTS... Scattered power outages and minor tree damage can be expected. Northwest wind 7 to 10 miles per hour. West northwest wind to 8 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 60%. About an inch is possible.
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Saturday: Rain. High near 46.
Sunday: Early snow, then sunshine.
It will also be breezy Sunday and northerly wind could be a problem as winds gust over 30 miles per hour. NAM model precipitation forecast for Friday afternoon, showing continuing rain showers across NJ. It means the city is getting prepared for the possiblity of snow, readying hundreds of salt spreaders, plows and tire chains to deploy in case they're needed. "That depends on how much of that warm air we get which will determine if the snow will be mixed with rain". Many will be on the lower end, though. Breezy, with a southwest wind 19 to 24 miles per hour becoming east 5 to 10 miles per hour after midnight. In the evening, temperatures will drop back into the 20s with winds from the north at 10-15 miles per hour.
Sunday: Snow showers likely, mainly before 10am.
Temperatures Saturday night will hover at around 30 degrees. The low will be about 16 degrees with a 70 percent chance for snow and northwesterly winds up to about 17 miles per hour.
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The highest elevations of Allegany and Garrett counties will see the best chance of accumulating snow, especially along I-68.
Monday night: A chance of rain.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. The highest totals will shift further inland to central and western MA and parts of New Hampshire and Vermont.
Thursday night: A chance of showers. A pretty small range - but included in those seven measly degrees is a huge range of potential weather conditions, from snow to sleet to freezing rain to rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43.
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