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Slick roads for commuters again; snowstorm on tap Thursday-Friday

10 February 2018

Iowans are bracing for another wintry blast late Thursday into the weekend, with parts of the state already under a winter storm warning. "We'll see more snow Thursday night into Friday (could be 3-6") and another several inches could fall from Sat. PM to Sun. AM.

Some winter weather this way comes.

"Expect a hard Friday morning commute, especially south of Milwaukee and Madison and into northern IL", according to the National Weather Service. No more than a couple of inches are expected, Frey said.

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Light snow should end by 10 a.m., the National Weather Service said, but with a high of 16 in the works, salt won't do much to rid pavement of slick spots.

After a possible break in snowfall Saturday afternoon/evening, yet a third accumulating snow could occur later Saturday night into Sunday. Significantly more snow and ice is expected in the northwestern portion of each county than the southeastern portion. The overnight low will be around 18 degrees.

The national weather agency said snow is expected to move into central Alberta first, before it tracks south toward the USA border.

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"Make no mistake about it: This is a heavy snow, heavier than we have seen in a number of winters", said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The Weather Channel is warning that a huge swath of the Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic, and New England will get hit later today with more ice, snow, and eventual icy-snowy-rain (that's a real meteorological term, we swear).

Frey said the temperature will remain in the mid- to high 20s through Monday.

Communities in Central and northwestern MA will see the highest snow totals, around 6 to 9 inches with several more inches possible in places like Fitchburg, Greenfield, Orange, Amherst, Northampton Ayer and Barre.

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Two more rounds of snow on Saturday and Sunday could add up to 3 more inches, for a total around 8 to 11 inches by Sunday afternoon.

Slick roads for commuters again; snowstorm on tap Thursday-Friday