More snow for storm-buried Pacific Northwest

More snow for storm-buried Pacific Northwest

More snow for storm-buried Pacific Northwest

Pacific Northwest residents, more accustomed to rain than snow, found themselves digging out yet again as a fresh round of storms moved over the area, with an additional punch to come early this week. The commutes for both Tuesday morning and Tuesday evening may be a messy ride.

Areas south of I-94 should expect more ice Monday night into Tuesday morning than snow. In the Quad Cities, 4-5 inches of slushy snow is expected with more significant 6"+ accumulations from Cedar Rapids-Iowa City, up to Dubuque".

First, it appears that the period of sleet will be shorter...that means more freezing rain to accumulate on trees and power lines. Snow showers are expected to be heavy at times and will continue into the evening.

As we showed above, all of us will eventually changeover to plain ol' rain during the day Tuesday...earliest to the south and latest to the north. Highs should reach the upper 30s (4 degrees Celsius).

The winter storm that is bearing down on us has been upgraded from a "watch" to a "warning".

According to AccuWeather, these areas can get as much as six to 12 inches of snow with an "AccuWeather Local StormMax of 18 inches".

The service said commuters should "prepare accordingly and plan on slippery road conditions and reductions to visibility".

She did say, however, that the call for more snow than initially projected is valid. Sleet and freezing rain will add an extra danger to your drive, with 0.1"-0.25" of ice accumulation possible throughout Central Pennsylvania. Prepare for blowing and drifting as temperatures will fall through the 20s that afternoon.

The storm watch does not expire until Wednesday morning.

Clouds will be moving into our area Sunday evening eventually giving way to a winter snow/rain mix around midnight.

Thursday is cloudy with a high of -3 C. There's a 60 per cent chance of overnight flurries and a low of -6 C.

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