A second, more widespread, area of snow will reach west-central IL by late morning and impact east-central IL for much of the afternoon.
The Washington, D.C., area will mostly miss out on the heaviest snow, with just a 1-2 inch coating on grassy areas expected.
Snowfall is expected to be heaviest in the morning and early afternoon.
Sunday: Lots of clouds, some rain or snow showers possible.
Blowing and drifting snow will continue to keep roads slick and visibility low at times hours after the snow has stopped falling from the storm. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Known as “thunder snow”, this happens during some major snowstorms when the atmosphere is unstable.
A winter storm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for Ocean County from 4 a.m.to 4 p.m. Thursday.
A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect for the rest of our area in Cumberland, Atlantic and Cape May counties in New Jersey and Kent County in DE, until 4 p.m.as well. Projections for Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Union counties are included in the map below.
A winter storm warning meanings heavy snow is expected or occurring and will make travel very unsafe.
“The overall mild weather experienced through much of the month brought average temperatures for January at 6 to 8 degrees above normal”, said a NWS report. The storm is expected to impact eastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey with rain early Thursday morning before changing over to snow.
Unless the storm changes its track, the borders of West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia up to eastern MA and the ME coast can expect three to six inches of snow.
A winter storm watch has been upgraded to a winter storm warning by the National Weather Service, from midnight to 4 pm on Thursday.
Wind gusts around Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins will reach as high as 50-55 miles per hour. Risky driving and travel conditions and icy roads are expected.
Highs near 60 degrees today will plummet overnight and into Thursday morning as the state prepares for 6 to 12 inches of snow, a meteorologist with Accuweather said. Initially the snow will melt on paved surfaces.
“Near whiteout conditions are possible”, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency said. High near 30. North wind 9 to 16 miles per hour.
6 a.m.to 9 a.m.: Snow begins falling in New York City, the Hudson Valley and points east, including Long Island and CT.