Published: Sun, April 02, 2017
Markets | By Lucia Cruz

Wintry mix continues this morning before ending this afternoon

Wintry mix continues this morning before ending this afternoon

Widespread snow and mixed precipitation will advance into St. Lawrence County today and tonight before tapering off on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

Poughkeepsie is predicted to receive less than an inch of snow, she said, while Pine Plains further north is predicted to receive 1 to 2 inches of snow. Denver is now under no watches or warnings, but we'll still get some heavy wet snow; however, the totals will be between two and five inches - if that - by Saturday at around noon.

An icy mix lingers into Saturday morning and tapers off by mid morning. Slightly higher amounts are possible in the Denver and Boulder areas especially for the southern and western suburbs of Denver where 2-5 inches are possible.

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Snow will accumulate fastest in shady areas and on grassy surfaces, as well as on any existing snow you might still have left in your yard. Interior sections of southernmost ME can expect 6 to 10 inches while lesser amounts are forecast farther north. Dry and quiet weather will continue across the Plains before stormy weather returns by the weekend. "Snowfall rates could be over 1" per hour at times. "It's still looking pretty snowy for us". The higher elevations including Sinks Canyon will likely change to snow after 3 a.m. with other areas not changing over until after 6 a.m.

A second storm will take shape off the coast Friday night and bring a mixed bag of weather to the region. Crews are ready to clear the slush and the snow Saturday morning, which should make for clear roads by mid-morning, he said.

Most of the heavy snow will fall in the morning, Saturday, but showers will linger into the afternoon, she said. High pressure will build from the west Sunday, allowing for a lighter breeze and more sunshine. The chance for precipitation is around 80 percent.

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