Published: Fri, December 28, 2018
Sci-tech | By Javier West

Significant storm on its way to Timmins and area says Environment Canada

Significant storm on its way to Timmins and area says Environment Canada

Strong winds are scheduled to arrive with the heaviest snow on Thursday.

Forecaster Dan Riddle said little has changed in the agency's early prediction of the coming weather.

A major Winter storm will affect the regions Wednesday night through Friday with heavy snow and blowing snow.

Eastern Colorado, western Nebraska and the Dakotas are likely to face the worst conditions, and some states are expecting eight-to-12 inches of snow over the next few days, CNN reported.

By Thursday night, however, temperatures will start to fall and all rain that fell through the day will freeze which could lead to some treacherous travel for at least the first part of Friday.

The National Weather Service is forecasting an additional 3 to 6 inches to fall in the warning area through Friday morning. The Twin Cities metro area should see a mix of rain and snow.

The winter storm warning extends south of St. Cloud. Snow accumulations of up to 7 inches are possible above 2,000 feet in those areas. Winds are strong with gusts as high as 50 miles per hour in some areas.

Due to the winter weather conditions, City of Kearney offices, Kearney Public Library and Peterson Senior Center will be closed on Thursday, December 27, 2018.

Kalin says poor travel conditions are expected. The National Weather Service has warned that residents in the Plains should "expect hazardous travel conditions Wednesday into early Friday, with heavy snow and strong winds making roads unsafe".

Cold wind chill values are also expected with the passage of the cold front on Friday or Friday night. Highs will top out in the low-40s, but the temps will oddly continue to rise as we head through the night.

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