Sunny, windy Wednesday with snow on the way

The National Weather Service (NWS) announced the watch on Wednesday as meteorologists track the possibility of a winter storm.

Drivers are urged to prepare for icy, snow-packed roads through the rest of the week.

Saturday will see an 80 percent chance of rain, mainly before noon, followed by a 30 percent chance of showers after noon. Cloudy and cold, with a temperature falling to around 4 by 2pm. A Blizzard Warning means that snow and strong winds will combine to produce a blinding snow (near zero visibility), deep drifts, and life-threatening wind chill. Very windy, with a south southeast wind 14 to 19 miles per hour becoming north 27 to 32 miles per hour after midnight.

Snow will begin in northwestern Kansas around 10 PM, with rain showers out ahead of that for central Kansas.

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Friday night, the low will be around 12 with mostly cloudy skies, according to the weather service. Coupled with high winds, travel could become extremely risky if not impossible.

At this time, no part of Alabama is in a winter storm watch, but a winter weather advisory could be required over the far northern part of the state later. Cloudy, with a high near 58.

Friday-Friday night: Snow, or rain changing to snow, could extend from the mid-Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes. The region, which has been nearly completely dry this winter, was expected to get as much as 4 inches of rain by early Tuesday. Friday, light snow will slowly come to an end through the day.

While the snowfall would be the most the area's seen this winter, it's the high winds that will follow that could make travel treacherous for the Thursday afternoon commute. Chance of precipitation is 60%.


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