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Winter Storm Heading to Area Late Thursday into Friday

The Alternative Press Staff

Thursday, January 2, 2014 • 6:58am

The national Weather Service and most meteorological forecasting services agree that the area will be hit with a winter storm, but the heavy stuff and accumulations will not begin until Thursday night.

This forecast is from the National Weather Service:

Thursday Night:
 Snow with widespread blowing snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 13. Blustery, with a northeast wind 13 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.

Friday:
 Snow with widespread blowing snow before 10am, then widespread blowing snow and a slight chance of snow between 10am and 1pm, then widespread blowing snow after 1pm. High near 18. Wind chill values as low as -7. Blustery, with a northwest wind 17 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Friday Night:
Mostly clear, with a low around 2. Wind chill values as low as -7. Northwest wind 5 to 13 mph.

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