Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Wednesday into Wednesday night


Driving has been a challenge on Wednesday due to several inches of snow, although the total amounts may be less than originally predicted.

The National Weather Service forecast calls for snow to begin falling at about 11 a.m., and the front will clear out of the Granite State by 11 p.m. During this snow event, visibilities will be reduced and roads will become snow covered.

Montana is gearing up for its second winter storm in less than a week, and it's expected to create big problems for travelers.

Snow will taper off quickly after 5 or 6 Wednesday evening as the storm races off the New England coast Wednesday night. Additionally northwest winds will increase to 15 to 25 miles per hour late Thursday night into early Friday morning with patchy blowing and drifting snow especially in rural, open areas.WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THURSDAY TO 9 AM CST FRIDAY.

The heaviest snow from this system will fall south of I-96 where up to 9 inches are expected.

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"Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve".

Road crews will have a tough time keeping up with the volume of snow, so some highways in central and northern Montana could become impassable at times.

A total of 25 to 35 cm of snow will accumulate over the next day, up to 50 cm in mountain regions, according to a warning Environment Canada released Wednesday morning.

Heavy snowfall will create whiteout conditions and greasy roadways as people make their way home from work. Stay up to date with the latest forecast with Andy Provenzano tonight on News 10 at 5, 6 and 11 P.M. and Thursday morning on News 10 Today 4:30-7 A.M. on WILX.