January thaw to give way to more snow

Winter Storm Hunter a Potential Plains Blizzard Wednesday, Thursday; Then a Mess of Snow, Ice in Ohio Valley

South wind 10 to 15 miles per hour becoming west in the afternoon.

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.

South wind at 5-10 miles per hour. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze are possible. Winds could gust as high as 45 miles per hour.

The change over to sleet, snow and freezing rain begins around Muscle Shoals and the northwest corner of the state by midmorning Friday; the transition line will work steadily eastward during the day.

Saturday, snow showers are likely, mainly before 9 a.m., with a high of 29.

"It's not so likely in Harrisburg - there's a better chance of snow in northern and western Pennsylvania".

For the Eagles game at 4:35 p.m. Saturday against the Atlanta Falcons in Philadelphia, rain could be ending, but at least it will be warm, with a high of 54.

With the rain, snow and freezing rain all increasing in intensity Thursday morning, expect hard travel conditions along Interstate 90, Highway 200 and US-2 during this time period. Wind chill values as low as 2.




Northwest Montana valleys could be buried in a fresh 10 inches of new snow by Friday.

Here's a look at our forecast map for Friday night to give a general idea of the areas that could see wintry weather.

The majority of Cass, Crow Wing and Aitkin counties may get some of the heaviest snowfall with 4-6 inches.

Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high of 18 and low of 8.

Kyle Weisser (WISER) with the National Weather Service says the track of the storm is moving north.

For the latest forecasts, visit PennLive's weather page.

We're already watching next Tuesday... another weather system and drop in temps could bring more snow chances to the Mid-South.

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