Weather: Winter walloping Friday morning (11/16 AM)

Tough Travel Conditions Friday

Good morning! Happy Friday!

Our second winter storm of the week brings in a big helping of pre-Thanksgiving snow. Most in our region pick up between one-half foot and one foot of new snow, between Thursday night and midday Friday. This is when snow falls at a rate of 1-2″ per hour, added up quicker than crews can handle. It is important to avoid any unnecessary travel throughout the morning.

By this afternoon, the heaviest, steadiest snow comes to an end from west to east and scattered, lighter showers remain – perhaps producing another dusting to 1-2″ through Saturday morning. The temp reaches the low to mid 30s this afternoon with a light north wind of 5-10 mph. The temp then holds nearly steady overnight, jumping up to the upper 30s, or even 40° Saturday afternoon. Southwest wind 5-10 mph.

By Saturday evening, any remaining mountain flurries should be all but wrapped up. Some sunshine is on the way for Sunday, but higher elevations will likely remain locked in under stubborn clouds. Colder, near 30 degrees. That unseasonable chill takes us into the 20s with a few lighter daily snows Thanksgiving week.

Have a great day and an even better weekend! Stay safe!

-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Thibault

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