Winter storm watch issued for parts of region

Winter storm watch issued for parts of region

The National Weather Service says as much as a foot of snow could fall in some areas from the storm expected to hit Wednesday.

Madison officially received 2.3 inches of snow on Monday (before midnight), though some locations got more, including 3.6 inches at the Weather Service office in the Milwaukee area and 6 inches in La Crosse. Precipitation is expected to rapidly transition to all snow Monday morning, with heavy snow possible into Monday evening. Expect a sharp edge of snow totals where the southwest portion of the same county is likely to receive much less much snow compared to the northeast section. Riley's path gave the Friday storm an unusually strong cyclone that whipped winds through the northeast with hurricane force. The combination of heavy wet snow and strong winds may also bring down small tree branches.

Forecasters caution that if the line between rain and snow shifts, snowfall totals could change dramatically.

Motorists should expect hard travel conditions due to snow-covered roads and reduced visibility in many parts of the region. "And that could lead to some downed tree branches or even some power outages possible in a few locations", said Dellicarpini. Keeping our eyes on low pressure approaching from the Plains. Another round of precipitation is possible, though it now looks to be mainly rain in the Philadelphia are with a wintry mix up north.

More record-setting high tides might strike Boston Harbor on Saturday during the midday high tide.

Winds along parts of the MA coast that whipped in excess of 90 miles per hour are due to ease Saturday, CNN forecasters said.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 32.

Increasing clouds, with a high near 45. Cloudy, with a low around 33. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 16 to 21 miles per hour decreasing to 10 to 15 miles per hour after midnight.

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A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel hazardous or impossible.

A chance of rain and snow. Sunday will be partly to mostly sunny and the wind will become lighter. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

The Twin Cities are expecting heavy snowfall tomorrow night.Snow is expected through Monday night in the Upper Midwest. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Thursday: A chance of snow showers before 7 a.m.

Along the MA coast, Boston recorded its third highest tide on Friday and the region was raked by wind gusts as high as 97 miles per hour.

Snow and rain winds down and ends Wednesday night. Morning lows will be in 20s and temperatures should rise higher into the 40s Sunday afternoon.

"There should be some melting by the time you get to Thursday night, " said Matthew Belk, an NWS meteorologist. Along the coastline, rain and snow will fall, but the trend will be for the snow to move towards the coastline overnight. Partly sunny, with a high near 44.

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