Severe Winter Weather Impacts For Montana Tonight

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The forecast prompted the NWS to issue a winter weather advisory for northern ME early Friday morning that is in effect 3 a.m.to 4 p.m. on Saturday, warning residents of ice on the roads making travel hard.

According to the weather service, the average high temperature for January 11 is just 31 degrees. Use caution when traveling.

Because Thursday's weather change could have a significant impact, the National Weather Service is urging people to pay attention to the latest forecast on its Facebook page at and on Twitter at.

The forecast calls for rain Friday afternoon, which is expected to turn to freezing rain and then snow.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain, sleet, and/or snow will cause travel difficulties. Rain developing Thursday evening will last until sunrise when it becomes sleet and some freezing rain.

"A cold front moves across the region late Friday night, bringing subfreezing temperatures back into the area Saturday". Wind chill temperatures will be as low as 5 to 15 degrees below zero at times from overnight Saturday night through Tuesday night.

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KYTC said pre-treating highways with brine will be ineffective due to expected rainfall prior to the wintry mix.

The National Weather Service expects a mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet and a little snow to fall on parts of north Alabama later today, and it could make roads hazardous for travelers later. Total ice accumulations of around one tenth will be possible with total snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches expected.

Rain will fall tomorrow morning with snow in the afternoon.

"Ice accumulations up to.2" are possible until mid morning. The Lake Cumberland area will also have to deal with some minor ice accumulations. How much snow are we going to get? Snowfall could be heavy during the peak of the morning rush hour.

Strong northwesterly winds gusting to 35 miles per hour will keep wind chills in the single digits and lower 10s today. We will continue to track this storm as it reaches Kentuckiana and have team coverage from the First Alert StormTeam into the upcoming weekend.

SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy skies and frigid temperatures continue, with a low temperature of 16 degrees.

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