Winter storm expected today and Saturday

Light rain is expected to transition to snow late Friday afternoon into the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

A winter weather advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. tonight through 6 p.m. Saturday. Difficult travel conditions are possible, according to the weather service.

The greatest potential for accumulating snow will be tonight through Saturday morning, the weather service said.

On Saturday, snow is expected to continue through midday, tapering off during the afternoon the evening, according to the weather service.

Accumulations between 3 and 5 inches are expected over the region.

Today, there will be rain, mainly after 11 a.m., with a high near 40, and a southeast wind of 5 to 7 mph, the weather service said. Between a quarter and half-inch of precipitation is possible.

Tonight, there will be rain before 7 p.m., then rain and snow between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., then snow after 10 p.m., according to the weather service. The low will be around 32 with an east wind of 6 mph. From 2 to 4 inches of snow are possible.

Saturday, snow is likely, mainly before 3 pm., with a high of 33 and a north wind of 7 to 9 mph. The chance of snow is 80 percent, with 1 to 2 inches of snow possible, the weather service said.

Saturday night, there is a 30 percent chance of snow and freezing drizzle before 9 p.m., then a chance of freezing drizzle between 9 p.m. and midnight, according to the weather service. The low will be 27 with a north wind of 7 to 9 mph.

Sunday, it will be mostly cloudy with a high near 33 and a north wind of 5 to 7 mph, the weather service said.

Sunday night, it will be mostly cloudy with a low of 24, according to the weather service.

Monday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 39, the weather service said.

Monday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 30, according to the weather service.

Tuesday, it will be sunny with a high near 47, the weather service said.

Tuesday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 29, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, it will be partly sunny, with a high near 38, the weather service said.

Wednesday night, it will be mostly cloudy with a low of 24, according to the weather service.

Thursday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 40, the weather service said.

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