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Winter Storm Departing Northeast; Strong Winds in Southern California

A winter storm in the Northeast U.S. will depart today with heavy snow in the region and over a portion of the central Appalachians tapering off through this afternoon and evening. Lake effect snow downwind of the lower Great Lakes and a potential for blinding snow squalls over the Ohio Valley will linger through tonight. Strong offshore Santa Ana winds are expected today in southern California. Read More >

Outside for the chance for a few flurries this morning, dry conditions are expected across the area today. Skies look to be partly to mostly cloudy, with wind turning more west then southwesterly during the day. Speeds are expected to top out around 10 to 15 MPH. High temperatures today are forecast to reach the lower to mid 30s. As we get into this evening and tonight, the chance for light snow and flurries returns to the forecast, mainly before midnight. Portions of the area along and north of Highway 92 will have the best potential for any light accumulation, with mainly flurries expected elsewhere. A frontal boundary passing through the area will ushering in gusty west to northwest winds tonight, with gusts near 30 to 35 MPH possible. Dry conditions are expected for Friday, with a better chance for some sunshine across the area. The gusty winds to start the day will taper off with time, turning more southwesterly through the day. Friday is forecast to be the warmest day of the upcoming week, with highs reaching the mid 30s to mid 40s. Looking ahead to this weekend, increased snow chances return, especially Friday night into Saturday morning. Snowfall totals of 1 to 2 inches are currently forecast for areas north of Highway 92, but any southward shift in the storm would result in higher totals. Along with snow chances, much colder air is expected to build into the area, resulting in bitterly cold wind chills right on into the new work week. Wind chill values of 15 below zero to 25 below zero will be possible.
Snow is possible starting Friday evening for places along and north of Interstate 80. Locations in Valley and Greeley counties could see 1-3 inches with locations south of them seeing up to an inch. A light glaze of ice is also possible for these locations.
Wind Chills as low as -25° are possible starting this weekend and lasting into next week. Frostbite could occur in as little as 30 minutes.
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