Wind and snow spotlighted in the weather forecast


A cold front has moved through the East, bringing a brief end to this recent string of warmth.

Originally: A winter storm warning is now in effect from 5 p.m. on Saturday to 7 a.m. on Sunday with heavy snow expected.

High pressure will give us some sunshine this morning along with a seasonably cool day, but clouds move in by the afternoon ahead of our next storm system. Northwest winds will be 5 to 10 miles per hour, becoming east in the afternoon.

Colder air is back and a fast moving system will make it look like February by Saturday Afternoon.

Southwest winds will increase across portions of central Washington, eastern Washington, and North Idaho this afternoon.

Sunday morning will be much like Saturday morning, sunny and in the 30s. High near 38. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20 to 25 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 45 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation 100 percent. Far northern and western Virginia will have the best chance of a few inches of snow and sleet.

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Skies will be mostly cloudy on Saturday while the high will be about 30 degrees.

"Snow accumulations of 1" - 4" is possible for most lower valleys and mountain ranges could see up to a foot of snow.

We quickly dry out before midnight Saturday night and with lows in the upper 20s, yes. there could be some black ice overnight into early Sunday. Accumulations are possible. Northeast winds 5 - 15 miles per hour. Light rain showers arrive in the evening and linger into Tuesday morning, then the big warm-up begins. Monday will be mostly cloudy and windy, with showers developing later in the day.

It will also be breezy Sunday and northerly wind could be a problem as winds gust over 30 miles per hour.

The highest elevations of Allegany and Garrett counties will see the best chance of accumulating snow, especially along I-68.