Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Long Island weather: Cold, sunny Friday ahead of weekend rain

Long Island weather: Cold, sunny Friday ahead of weekend rain

One problem: Lake Erie is nearly entirely frozen. The snow that began falling late Thursday afternoon was expected to continue through Friday as the storm moves east.

It likely will bring snow to the mountains, but not too much, according to weather service predictions.

The snow will then continue to diminish as it progresses southeast towards Wichita early tomorrow morning, but up to a dusting will still be possible in the Metro.

Saturday afternoon should see freezing rain appear over the area.

For the month, Angola has received 13.4 inches of snow through Saturday. At 5 inches, Fort Wayne has half the snow depth of Angola.

If you add January and February together, they say we're looking at more than twenty inches of snowfall in our region.

Montezuma County won't be so lucky, as the cold front moving in from the north is expected to drop temperatures into the mid-40s, not quite conducive to snow. With a brisk northwest wind, "feels like" temperatures in the teens and 20s. Care should be taken while walking as ice will accumulate on untreated surfaces as well.

There's a 30 percent chance for snow showers tonight with overnight lows near 12 degrees. Counties along and south of Interstate 70 will initially see a freezing drizzle/rain event that will slowly change over to snow showers. Little or no snow accumulation expected. Between 1"-2" of snow is expected for northern portions of the state.

Heading into the weekend the biggest concern for SW Montana will be the bitter cold temperatures especially during the morning as wind chills will likely dip below zero Saturday.

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