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Published: Sun, March 12, 2017
U.S. | By Wayne Curry

Snow in forecast Saturday for Wilson County

Snow in forecast Saturday for Wilson County

Snow will taper to showers through Friday afternoon, with skies beginning to clear after about 3 p.m.

"Sprawling high pressure over Canada will continue oozing southward across much of the central and eastern USA through the weekend, bringing much colder temperatures that are more typical of January to locations east of the Rockies", says the National Weather Service (NWS).

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for western Montana, and the Flathead Valley could get between 8 and 14 inches of snow heading into the weekend.

If the snow weren't bad enough, the temperatures will be lower than usual.

Forecasters also say there is a chance that more significant snow could happen on Tuesday.

Across southern Missouri/northern Arkansas and over the southern Appalachians, 6 inches of snow will not be out of question. Accompanying winds of 5 to 10 miles per hour from the northwest are expected.

Throughout the weekend, temperatures will struggle to get past the low 30s. The last such snow cover at O'Hare International Airport was on Christmas morning.

About 2-3 inches of snow is expected for the Lancaster area.

"We'll be accumulating 1 to 2 inches by 7 a.m.", said Mr. Hendricks.

We will gain more sunshine Sunday afternoon but it will stay colder with highs only in the mid 40s.

Despite elevated surface temperatures, the weather service warms that local untreated roads will become snow covered and slippery, especially at higher elevations north of Interstate 78.

Friday: Snow likely before noon, then a chance of snow showers, mainly after 2pm. North wind 8 to 15 miles per hour becoming west in the afternoon.

The forecast Saturday night into Sunday is much of the same story and Hotz said he doesn't think there will be a drastic change until the latter part of next week.

McPike said the snowy system will arrive Friday night in the Omaha area out of the northwest, which generally means the heavier amounts of snow will fall outside of the Omaha area in South Dakota, southern Minnesota, and northern Nebraska and Iowa.

Tuesday. Partly sunny, with a high near 39.

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