Winter Storm Watch for Willamette Valley this Weekend

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The National Weather Service upgraded a winter storm watch issued Thursday to a winter storm warning Friday, after weather models predicted a possible 14 inches of snowfall in the Hampton Roads region. There will be a narrow transition zone from all snow to all rain, which makes the forecast hard because this zone will be shifting southward Friday afternoon and evening.

Up to 3 inches of sleet, snow and freezing rain is possible in the Winter Storm Warning area, with amounts to 2 inches elsewhere.

That cold weather - windchills could be below zero, the weather service said - could bring with it a little more snow Sunday afternoon, with some areas seeing brief bursts that could make traveling treacherous.

The men's basketball game between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University scheduled for Saturday night was postponed because of the winter weather and potential for hazardous driving conditions.

Throughout the winter season, many advisories, watches, and warnings are issued throughout MA. As the coastal storm quickly moves away the sun may even peek through late Saturday afternoon.

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Accumulations up to a quarter inch of ice accumulation are expected, with between a half and one inch of sleet and snow. Winds will pick up Friday night as the coastal storm forms and will gust over 20 miles per hour much of Saturday (wind chill!). Temperatures are slated to stay below freezing until Tuesday afternoon. His vehicle hit a patch of ice, lost control and crashed on Interstate 75 just after 7 a.m. Saturday morning, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

A " Winter Weather Advisory" is the lowest intensity of a winter alert.

The city of Pocatello has issued a warning about the incoming winter weather and the potential for flooding. What we can say with relative certainty is those that live North and West of D.C. are likely out of the influences of this storm, and are unlikely to see any snowfall unless something drastically changes in the next 12 hours.

Travel headaches are in full swing as Winter Storm Helena continues to spread across the South, but it's only going to get worse as more snow and ice are expected along the Northeast coast during the weekend. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. With anticipated accumulations and low temperatures, emergency management officials are not expecting road conditions to significantly improve until early next week.

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