WHAT.Heavy snow and blowing snow possible. But this storm is unusual because colder air will lag far behind it and that's why we believe the Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins areas will see rain instead of snow Wednesday afternoon.
The precipitation will usher in cold and blustery conditions.
The low temperature tonight will be around 13 degrees with wind chill values as low as minus 2 degrees.
Snow clears out from west to east after 5 p.m.More news: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL)
Wednesday's high in Madison was 50 at 11:59 p.m., 24 degrees above the normal high and 3 degrees below the record high of 53 for January 10, set in 1975. This rapid change to colder temperatures means many will see rain change to freezing rain, then sleet and finally snow. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
A flood watch for the region goes into effect Thursday at 7 p.m. and continues until Saturday afternoon, with melting ice and snow and rainfall expected.
Friday evening into Saturday, snow will begin to accumulate.
Strong northwesterly winds gusting to 35 miles per hour will keep wind chills in the single digits and lower 10s today. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
The city likely won't have the ice around long enough for widespread power outages, but some areas will receive around about a quarter of an inch of accumulation - which is when power outages begin to occur. Southwest wind 3 to 6 miles per hour.More news: Alanís, sin rencor a Chivas
Heavy snow is possible from the eastern Great Lakes into northern New England.
Highs are expected to remain in the 20s through most of next week. It will drop to a low 3 degrees Sunday night.•••.
Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 24.
Following the icy conditions overnight, snow will move in. Cloudy, with a low around 11. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. First, the temperature increases unusual highs for Western New York, and Thomas said "near record warmth" is being observed throughout the area.
The watch is in effect from Thursday night through Saturday night.More news: Compounds essential for life found on two ancient meteorites