Snow and hard travel conditions are expected, including during the Wednesday morning commute, with total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches expected, the Weather Service said. The area will wake up to snow fall Wednesday as temperatures slowly climb to a high of 34.
"At those temperatures, we could see some freezing of the rain on elevated surfaces", said Johnson. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
While not much accumulation is expected today, there is a possibility of 1 to 2 inches tonight and that same amount Wednesday.
Wednesday night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Expect increasing clouds late Tuesday night with a low of 30. "The snow will change to freezing rain mid to late afternoon and possibly all rain in some locations by evening". Rain may transition to sleet in parts of the northeast before precipitation ends. Those totals are dependent on where the snow and wintry mix boundaries set up. High near 36. Light and variable wind.
The NWS forecasted that sunny skies will return Thursday, which will have a high near 33, before dropping to 24 at night.
WHAT.Mixed precipitation expected. A coating of sleet with a few hundredths to up to one tenth of an inch of ice is expected.
Early projections call for the Saturday snow to be around the same levels we're due to see this week, but Onton said those predictions remain fluid. It is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a high near 41.
"Between 6 a.m. and noon is the estimated time frame that District 3 will be impacted most with snowfall", the release stated.