Winter Storm Warning Goes Into Effect Friday Night

Ice and snow is expected overnight, the National Weather Service indicated.

It's going to be a snowy weekend! If you just shoveled your driveway or sidewalk, get ready to do it again.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for a wintery mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow, going into effect at 7 tonight and ending at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The area is supposed to get 1/4-inch of ice and 1 to 2 inches of snow tonight. Tonight's low is 24 degrees, with a high of 32 Saturday.

Snow likely will start before midnight Saturday, then snow, freezing rain and sleet. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches is possible.

During the day on Saturday, there will be periods of snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 3 p.m., with a slight chance of snow between 3 and 4 p.m.

Extremely hazardous travel conditions are expected, so motorists are asked to use caution and be prepared.

Heavy ice accumulation also can put a lot of weight on tree limbs and power lines, causing them to fall.

Report snow or ice accumulation to the National Weather Service by calling 1-877-633-6772.

Editor's Note: There should be a lot of snow and ice accumulation by Saturday morning. Let us know what the conditions are in your neighborhood in the comments section or by emailing me at amanda.gillooly@patch.com. If it's easier, you can even text me at 724-510-5659. Are the kids going sledding, making a snowman or snow angels? Send us photos or upload them to the Neighborhood Gallery.


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