Published: Fri, December 28, 2018
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

Winter storm to continue through the night

Winter storm to continue through the night

Once the storm moves away from the area Friday, we can expect temperatures to drop, the Weather Service said.

A Colorado low tracking towards the Great Lakes and northeastward across the regions will give heavy snow and blowing snow. Forecasts call for ice and up to 2 to 12 inches of snow. That was how the National Weather Service forecaster in Chanhassen began Tuesday afternoon's detailed discussion of the weather outlook.

Locations in a band stretching from southwest to northeast through Furnas, Gosper, Dawson and Valley counties appeared to be in line for the heaviest snowfall, with totals of 4-8 inches. Highs will top out in the low-40s, but the temps will oddly continue to rise as we head through the night. The wintry mix, including freezing rain, could add to the road concerns for this morning, along with the strong sustained northerly winds that could reach 25-35 miles per hour, with gusts of 40-50 mph possible. Overnight, the rain is expected to shift over to snow.

Travel may become hazardous from tonight into early Saturday morning.

For those still digging out, Sunday could provide a high of 27 degrees beneath partly cloudy skies before colder conditions return for year's end. By Christmas Day a year ago, the high topped out at 6 below and went colder-to 16 degrees below overnight.

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Big signs to look out for are "freeze by" dates of November 12 or November 13, as well as the establishment number "EST". They are marked with the establishment number "P-579" and sold in one, two-and-a-half and three-pound packages.

Passengers flying United Airlines on December 26 and 27 will be able to reschedule flights through December 30.

Once the fog lifts, Christmas will be the best day for traveling this week.

Right now, rain and snow falling on portions of Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.

The good news is southeast Nebraska and most of Iowa are likely to see mostly rain.

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