Storm Track Moves North; Forecasters Predict Less Snow And Wind

Kristopher Drake
January 11, 2018

BAND OF HEAVY SNOW APPEARS LIKELY TO SET UP FROM ALBERT LEA TOWARD LADYSMITH AND EAU CLAIRE LATE TONIGHT.Mixed wintry precipitation is expected to push into western Minnesota this evening while a second area develops late tonight further east from south central Minnesota to northwest Wisconsin. South wind around 17 miles per hour.

Friday will be rainy, with a high of 55. South wind 13 to 17 miles per hour.

An advisory was issued for the West Glacier region with 5 to 6 inches of snow expected in lower elevations and up to 10 inches possible for Marias Pass.

South wind at 10-15 miles per hour, gusts up to 20 miles per hour. Snow will taper off through the morning in the lower elevations, with areas of snow continuing in the mountains. Northeast wind 3 to 6 miles per hour.

Thursday: Snow likely, mainly after noon.

For the Eagles game at 4:35 p.m. Saturday against the Atlanta Falcons in Philadelphia, rain could be ending, but at least it will be warm, with a high of 54. For those with temperamental vehicle batteries, it's a reminder the overnight lows may again range from 14 below zero to 20 below. East wind 5 to 10 miles per hour.

Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high of 31 and low of 19.

Heavy snow is possible with up to a foot of new snow in the valleys and up to two feet at higher elevations.

Friday's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 42 and an overnight low of 21. The weather service notes the chance of snow is 80 percent Wednesday night with ice accumulation of less than 0.1 inch possible and 1-2 inches of snow.

We're already watching next Tuesday... another weather system and drop in temps could bring more snow chances to the Mid-South. The average accumulation by this time in the month is 4.7 inches.

For the latest forecasts, visit PennLive's weather page.

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