WEATHER ALERT: A winter storm watch alert came out from the National Weather Service Sunday afternoon. It DOES NOT go into effect until Tuesday Evening, but the early watch will hopefully help people plan accordingly for travel Tuesday night into Wednesday.
Tuesday Evening – Wednesday Evening
Heavy snowfall will start as early as 7 PM Christmas Day and continue throughout the night. This means that roads will already have snow on them for those hitting the roads on Wednesday morning. Snowfall will easily continue throughout the day and eventually taper off Wednesday evening.
Snow total potential:
5-9″ of new snow
The amount of snowfall could still be adjusted between now and the start of this system. The low pressure system track currently looks like it could bring 5-9″ of snowfall across our state. But if that track adjusts more to the west, these snowfall totals would lower. If the track moves more to the east, our total numbers could go up!
We are expecting very poor driving conditions due to heavy snow, plus there will be blowing and drifting due to winds higher than 25 mph. Some roads could become impassable. Very low visibility will be produced during the event from blowing snow.
Confidence: This will more than likely be a major system for our state. We are still watching the low track because the exact track will determine how low or high snow totals become. Remember to check in with Fox59 for the latest on this storm and start planning accordingly for this event.