Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

WINTER STORM WATCH: Mix of ice, snow expected Friday in Tennessee, Kentucky

WINTER STORM WATCH: Mix of ice, snow expected Friday in Tennessee, Kentucky

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With rain and a quick rise in temperatures that will melt snow and ice, the National Weather Service at State College has issued a flood watch for portions of central Pennsylvania, including all of Centre County. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected. "Temperatures will plummet overnight into Thursday, and gusty northwest winds will accompany the influx of cold air".

The wintry mix of freezing rain, snow and possibly sleet was expected before 3 p.m. today, followed by snow between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., the weather service said.

Friday Night: Rain will pick up in intensity late Friday night into Saturday morning as round number two moves in.

Metro Detroiters should expect the regular rain Thursday night becoming a mix of freezing rain and sleet early Friday, then changing over all snow as temperatures drop down into the 20s. Snow exits the viewing area completely by early Friday evening.

Exford said that rivers and streams aren't unusually high yet, but they could be susceptible to ice jams or flooding from melting snow and precipitation.

Saturday night, skies will partially clear and we get cold again with lows around -5 to 5°.

Some sleet or snow will also be possible, although, no accumulations of sleet or snow are expected.

Friday night, the low will be around 10, with a wind chill of between minus 1 and 4, and a north wind of 8 miles per hour, according to the weather service.

A winter storm watch is issued when a significant weather event is likely.

It will warm up to a balmy 60 degrees at about 2 p.m. Thursday. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. Humid air from the Gulf of Mexico will slowly begin to return Sunday, just in time for it to run headlong into a second coming cold front, predicted for late Monday. Rain will change to freezing rain and/or sleet from west to east starting around 8-10 AM for the Shoals.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.

WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy skies and freezing cold temperatures continue, with a high of 21 degrees.

Sunday night: A 50 percent chance of snow after midnight.

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