Winter Storm Hunter: Where Is It Going And When Will It Hit?

Winter Storm Watch issued for Eastern Nebraska 3-5 inches expected

Weather graphic courtesy National Weather Service Omaha Valley 1/9/17

Midland Texas was being hammered by wind gusts of 68 miles per hour, which was causing heavy dust storms, while warnings of snow, ice, flooding and strong winds have been issued in several other states.

Don't worry - this isn't the second coming of the Blizzard of 1978.

ABC News reported that a flood watch had been implemented for areas north of New York City to Hartford, Connecticut, into that the risk of urban flooding was possible if areas with heavy snow cover experienced a rapid thaw, combined with heavy rains.

All area schools are either closed, or are already considering plans to release staff and students early as the cold weather arrives.

After the highly anticipated snow and ice storm Friday through Saturday morning in Northeast Ohio, a relatively calm, but once-again frigid weekend will follow. Along the southern portion of the storm, a dusting to a few inches might accumulate, but the brunt of the snow will fall farther north.

Friday: Freezing rain and sleet through the afternoon.

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The best chance for an accurate forecast is two to three days before the weather event.

"So much can change", he said.

We'll get a glimpse at spring weather Thursday, as an intermittent drizzle will stick around all day and into the evening. Meanwhile, Saturday morning will bring a change to snow near the US border with Canada, and freezing rain in parts of western CT, western and central MA and much of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. The high temperature is expected to reach 59 degrees.

Saturday: Snow showers likely, mainly through the early morning. Breaks of sunshine will develop during the day Saturday, with an afternoon high temperature of 22 degrees. Sunday, that means lows in the single digits and highs in the teens.

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