NWS expects winter storm to trend warmer

ABC News Winter Storm

ABC News Winter Storm

Forecasters say a winter storm system moving in from the southwestern US could potentially drop 4 to 7 inches of snow in the watch area, with locally higher amounts possible. The highest amounts of snow will occur over southwest IL where totals could reach 8 to 9 inches.

Travel may be treacherous along Interstate 70 from the Kansas City area to St. Louis and along I-64 from St. Louis to Louisville, Kentucky. The Palmer Divide and neighborhoods on the west side of town could see around 3 to 6 inches of snow. The steadiest snow is most likely late Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning. As this system begins to wrap up Sunday, colder air crashes back in as a changeover to all light snow breaks out across central and eastern Kentucky.

FOX 5's Mike Thomas says the system is expected to bring around two to four inches of snow to the D.C. metro area.

The National Weather Service will hold a conference call with media and emergency services providers at 10am today to share the latest information.

Precipitation will change over to just plain rain across far southern and southeastern Virginia.

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. today for southern Erie County and Crawford County, according to the National Weather Service.

Sunday will continue to be cloudy and while flurries can't be ruled out no accumulation would occur.

Download the free AccuWeather app to see the start and end time of the storm as well as how much snow is predicted for your area.

Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland will be on the northern edge of the storm.

"This storm may become an overachiever when it comes to snow and ice". Wintry mix showers will move out Monday morning. In a few pockets within this icy zone, there may be enough to weigh down trees and power lines, but the main concern will be for slippery roads and sidewalks.

On the storm's southside, more heavy rain will fall on the already saturated South.

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