A winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service for coastal Hancock and Washington counties expired at 6 p.m. Thursday.
It might be spring, but areas of West Virginia and Kentucky look more like winter with forecasters predicting up to a foot of snow in some areas. A Bellmore woman shoveling snow died of a heart attack Thursday, authorities said, and a motorist was killed in a Wantagh State Parkway crash Wednesday.
Dr. Greg Postel, a hurricane and storm specialist at The Weather Channel, told Newsweek that the hardest hit areas will be the upper Midwest, particularly north central Iowa and parts of IL. Areas in our southern counties that see rain, could see a half inch to one inch.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS... Snowfall rates may peak between 1-2 inches per hour leading to significant reductions in visibility and very hard travel conditions.
Above-freezing temperatures moved in behind the storm, melting off much of the new snow where only an inch or two had accumulated. Minor ice accumulations of a light glaze.
The low Sunday morning will bottom out around 28 degrees. Widespread 6 to 10 inch snow amounts are expected with isolated snow amounts around 15 inches possible. The precipitation will start out as rain or a rain/snow mix but quickly change over to moderate, and at times, heavy snow.
The heaviest snow area wide will come in the late afternoon to early evening. The big question is when will the snow fall, and when will the heaviest fall?