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Winter storm timeline: When the storm will hit where you live

Published: Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 6:24 AM
By: Breaking News Staff

Don't let the spring-like weather fool you Thursday. A winter storm is still going to impact the Miami Valley Friday. 

Here’s the latest projected timing of the storm:

FRIDAY: Rain showers will impact most of the area before 8 a.m.. A transition to a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain will develop between 7 and 10 a.m. in communities like Celina, Wapakoneta, Sidney and Greenville. The cold air will transition the central Miami Valley to a wintry mix from 12 p.m. into the early afternoon in the Dayton area. Everyone then has the chance to see scattered snow for the evening drive. The chance for a light glaze of ice then snow will keep the roads slick Friday into Saturday morning. 

>> RELATED: Rainy and warm today; Winter Storm Watch issued Friday through Saturday morning

SATURDAY: Active snow will end very quickly overnight. Most of the impacts Saturday will come from refreeze and blowing/drifting snow. Saturday will be much colder so anything wet or untreated could stay snowy or icy. Gusts around 30MPH will be possible. Temperatures overnight will drop into the single digits!

>> RELATED: Friday storm brings threat for icing before transition to snow

The combination of a wintry mix and snow (likely two to four inches w/isolated higher amounts) will make this system impactful.