Winter Storm Watch in Effect for Bossier Parish Beginning Late Saturday

Winter Storm Watch in Effect for Bossier Parish Beginning Late Saturday

In a forecast discussion, the weather service says the "general consensus is for snow and sleet to initially overtake the region before a transition to sleet and freezing rain across the Lehigh Valley, I-95 Corridor, and Coastal Plain".

It's still a low-confidence forecast, as is the case most often with winter precipitation in Alabama, but the threat is enough to warrant a heads up. The daytime high will be about 31 degrees.

Maps of predicted areas for snow, ice through Saturday. Northeast wind around 5 miles per hour.

Freezing rain or sleet is most likely along the Coast Range, in the central Willamette Valley and in the southern portions of the metro area.

Those cities experienced the first round of the storm Thursday into Friday morning, with Portland getting 1 inch of snow. Sunday's high is near 34, dipping to around 29 into Monday morning, with an additional sleet accumulation of less than a half-inch possible during the day Sunday and light or no accumulation expected Sunday night. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Easterly winds may gust as high as 40 to 50 miles per hour overnight, especially in the West Hills and eastern portions of the metro area.

February 12 snow ice event maps
Maps of predicted areas for snow ice through Saturday. NOAA

The winter storm continues Saturday with chances of snow before about 4 p.m. The high temperature will be about 31 degrees.

"We're still on track for a major snowstorm across the region tonight into Saturday", says the National Weather Service office in Seattle. Forecasters aren't expecting much more than an inch or 2 across interior MA, with mainly an inch or less predicted elsewhere.

The evolution of this second storm factors into just how much cold air will lingerfor the arrival of the third and final storm of this wintry pattern.

A chance of snow and freezing rain is possible until 8 a.m. Sunday, forecasters said. The snow level will start at about 700 feet and rise to about 1,500 feet by afternoon. Forecasts call for rain and a high of 44.

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