The ice and snow will result in hard travel conditions, including the morning commute on Wednesday. Far southern areas may see 1 to 3 inches with perhaps a coating of ice. School delays and closings are possible.
A winter storm watch has been posted by the National Weather Service for Carbon and Monroe Counties and goes into effect at 6 a.m. Wednesday, lasting until midnight Thursday. Be prepared for slippery roads. The area will wake up to snow fall Wednesday as temperatures slowly climb to a high of 34. Another storm is likely on Sunday but this one looks more like rain than anything else. Most of the region is likely to receive snow before it transitions to a wintry mix during the late morning and afternoon hours, but the forecast calls for just three inches in Allentown before the changeover.
In its forecast discussion, the NWS says some models have the warm air a little farther inland. Residents in Omaha, Nebraska; Wichita, Kansas; Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri; and Oklahoma City should prepare for slick travel.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low at 19.
The storm will strengthen as it reaches the Northeast by Wednesday.
While flurries are possible early today, the first wave of snow is expected mainly after 4 p.m., the weather service said. The Dane County Council of Snowmobile Clubs and the Dane County Parks Division open the county snowmobile trails when there is at least six inches of snow on the ground. The area needs 32 more inches of snow to meet the seasonal average. The ice may result in slippery [conditions]...especially on elevated surfaces during the morning commute Wednesday.
According to the NWS, mixed wintry precipitation in the form of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow is expected across southern in and portions of northern Kentucky tonight into Wednesday morning.
Stay tuned to the KY3 Storm Team for more updates.
A narrow corridor from part of the Ohio Valley through the central Appalachians, New York's Hudson Valley and a portion of southeastern New England could experience an extended period of ice.