A Winter Storm Watch will be in effect from 4:00 AM Sunday through 7:00 PM Monday.
* Keep in mind this is a watch...but significant snowfall is looking increasingly likely.
* Timing: precipitation will begin Saturday night. It is probably going to begin as rain...especially the further south you go in
the area...but it should change over to all snow by sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.
* Main impact: the ground should start getting white either late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. The bulk of the accumulating snowfall will come Sunday morning into the early afternoon hours. Generally...4 to 8 inches of snowfall is expected by the time the accumulating snow ends late in the day Sunday. Slightly lower amounts are possible the further south you go in the advisory area.
* Other impacts: extreme cold will follow these significant accumulations. Temperatures will drop through the single digits Sunday night and wind chills will be minus 10 to minus 25 at their coldest Monday and Tuesday mornings. These significant snowfall accumulations...if realized...would therefore stick around through at least mid-week.
A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant Snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that would greatly impact travel. Stay tuned for later statements. This watch will be upgraded to a warning if winter storm conditions become more certain.