Weather Authority: Rain, snow, and ice leading to hazardous travel on Thursday

Youngstown Ohio weather winter freezing rain

Weather: Freezing rain possible

TONIGHT: Freezing rain and snow will exit the area by 7 or 8 PM tonight in our southeastern counties. Scattered snow showers are possible during the day.

Here's the afternoon forecast from the National Weather Service. But this storm is unusual because colder air will lag far behind it and that's why we believe the Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins areas will see rain instead of snow Wednesday afternoon.

Snow clears out from west to east after 5 p.m. He said to expect between one and two inches of snow.

It could be worse, however, as much of northern Wisconsin is expected to get several inches of snow from the storm system. Many areas could see more than 1/10 inch of ice, leading to very slick roads and the potential for tree branches and power lines to be coated in ice.

A 4WARN Weather Alert has been issued for Friday because of the winter storm heading toward Middle Tennessee.

Freezing rain is expected overnight and early morning Friday.

A Winter Weather Advisory is out for Missouri from 9 am to midnight Friday and for Arkansas from 6 pm Thursday to 6 am Friday.

Intermittent rain is expected to begin Thursday evening with rainfall totals up to an inch and a half before the precipitation turns to a wintry mix Friday night into Saturday morning.

Once the storm wraps up early Saturday morning, arctic air locks in for the long haul with highs in the 30s and lower in the teens. You can expect temps in the mid to upper teens through your Saturday afternoon with winds NW 7-17 miles per hour gusting to 25 miles per hour. Parts of Calloway, Marshall, Trigg, Lyon, Christian and Hopkins Counties in Kentucky are expected to get close to a quarter inch of ice. Mainly cloudy for Saturday with a decrease in clouds for Sunday, An additional shot of snow arrives on Monday with highs rebounding quickly to near 30°.

Breezy conditions will cause wind chills between 17 and 27 degrees Friday and 11 and 16 Friday night.

Saturday's forecast is mostly cloudy in the morning then clearing, with a high of around 10.

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