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Winter storm arrives Thursday evening into Friday

Winter storm arrives Thursday evening into Friday

Additionally northwest winds will increase to 15 to 25 miles per hour late Thursday night into early Friday morning with patchy blowing and drifting snow especially in rural, open areas.WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THURSDAY TO 9 AM CST FRIDAY. Parents and local media were notified by e-mail at 5:10 a.m.

Snow has started to fall in Great Falls and will continue throughout the afternoon and evening.

Hundreds of schools closed in Detroit due to the storm, as well, with between 6 and 9 inches of snow expected to fall through Friday.

A number of weather watches and warnings have been issued for central and southern Alberta ahead of another winter storm. That means no parking is allowed on city streets until noon on February 9. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility and very slick roads.

We are closely watching another storm system that will bring more snow to the viewing area Thursday night and Friday.

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Tonight|Variable clouds with snow showers. "It will quickly pick up in intensity with snowfall rates of 1-2" per hour from midday through early evening.

Temperatures are now in the teens are will continue to drop throughout the day and into the overnight hours, getting below zero.

"Accumulations are forecast to range from 6 inches or more across much of New England, to as much as a foot in the Adirondacks", the NWS said.

"Our city is tackling the first major snow storm we have seen in several years - and it's clear that Chicagoans are rising to the challenge", Mayor Rahm Emanuel said. Expect high temperatures to ease into the lower 20s. Since 1884, Chicago has had only nine days with 12-plus inches of snow. The heavy snow is forecast to move into upstate NY and New England by early Saturday.


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