WINTER STORM WARNING west of a line from New Hampton to Washington. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY east of this line. Both are in effect for Friday and Friday night.
Tonight: The sky becomes cloudy with depressions in the 20s. The wind is light from the northeast.
Friday: A few snow showers are possible in the morning. The snow spreads in the early afternoon and continues throughout the day. Heavier snow is possible in our western counties as travel becomes hazardous. Temperatures are holding in the 20s. Wind gusts of 30 mph are from the east and will cause blowing snow in open areas.
Friday night: The snow persists into the evening. Travel will be hazardous. After midnight, the snow decreases from north to south. The high pressure dry air in Canada is the reason for the rapid fall in snow amounts in our eastern counties. Temperatures drop to near 10 as the wind continues to blow 30 mph from the northeast. Expect blowing snow in open areas as well as sub-zero wind chills.
On Saturday: The clouds dissipate quickly in the morning leaving behind mostly sunny skies for most of the day. The wind eases from the northeast to 10-15 mph. The maximums are close to 20.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with light winds and highs in the 20s.