Published: Tue, February 12, 2019
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Today's Weather: Chilly Day Ahead Of Quick Hitting Storm To Come

Today's Weather: Chilly Day Ahead Of Quick Hitting Storm To Come

Precipitation is expected to change over to all snow Tuesday, ending from the west by evening.

"Through Tuesday morning, 2-5" of snowfall for most of the area. Wednesday morning's drive will be changing back from rain to freezing rain and snow, but less of a problem than Tuesday morning.

On Tuesday morning, a winter storm with significant snow, freezing rain, and strong winds is expected to move into our area.

For the areas to the north, including the Tri-Cities, much more of the precipitation will fall as snow and much less as rain.

Last week, freezing rain brought some chaos to the region, with classes being cancelled at both local schools boards and over a dozen flights in and out London being either delayed or cancelled.

Heavy snow collapsed the roof of this Auto Zone on Evergreen Way in Everett on Tuesday night. The building has been red-tagged by Everett building official Tony Lee with Everett Public Works. Building owner Koby Wexler is at right. (Mike Siegel  The Seat

However, the highest snowfall totals are expected on the upper Mississippi Valley from late on Monday, February 11 to Tuesday night. Plan on a slow Tuesday morning and Tuesday afternoon commute. Up to 3 inches is possible. Light-to-moderate steady snow persists throughout the evening and into the overnight time frame. We get another system Thursday into Friday.

Pacific Northwest residents who are more accustomed to rain than snow are digging out from a winter storm and bracing for more. Snow continues through the mid-afternoon today in counties along the Mason-Dixon. The snow won't be as concentrated as we venture through Tuesday afternoon.

The Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) is warning of an increased risk of localized flooding and shoreline erosion along Hamilton's shoreline, due to the storm surge and wave action caused by high winds.

The township of North Dumfries has also issued a snow event, restricting parking on roads from Monday at 11 p.m. until Wednesday at noon.

Download the WILX Weather Authority App for the latest radar and updated forecast on your smartphone.

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