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POSTED: 6:28 PM Feb 27 2013   UPDATED  19 mins
StormTrack 5 Team

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY

PERIODS OF SNOW, WINTRY MIX, AND RAIN MONDAY

COLD AND BREEZY LATE MONDAY - WEDNESDAY

SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH WEDNESDAY

ACCUMULATIONS VARY AREA-WIDE (HEAVIEST MOUNTAINS)

LOW WIND CHILLS TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING

Today: Periods of snow, rain, or wintry mix. Thunder possible. Some breaks in the clouds. Becoming breezy. Highs 37-43. Northwest wind 5-20 mph.

Tonight: Cold and windy at times. Snow showers likely. Lows 20-26. West wind 5-20 mph.

Tuesday: Cold and windy with snow showers likely. Highs 25-31. Northwest wind 10-30 mph.

WEATHER SUMMARY:

A cold front will sweep through the region this morning, with colder air sliding in.  With enough moisture being fed in, this will give us another chance at accumulating snow.  It isn't a simple forecast, though.  If temperatures drop low enough this morning, we'll see parts of the area with a snowy morning commute.  However, if they stay above freezing, it will make for just a cold and wet morning commute.  Precipitation type is going to be tough to forecast Monday morning.  With slightly warmer air in the afternoon, we'll see some scattered rain showers or snow showers with some higher elevations seeing mainly snow.  By later in the afternoon, however, colder air starts to work back in and change any precipitation to snow.  A rumble of thunder is possible today!  And bursts of snow (or snow squalls) are expected to be scattered around, leaving a quick accumulation in spots, with others nearby not seeing as much.  Be alert for changing weather conditions today.

As the winds turn out of the northwest, we expect snow showers Monday evening through Wednesday.  Snow showers will be most persistent in the mountains with on and off snow in the valleys.  Accumulations between Monday and Wednesday will be 1-4" in the valleys (possibly 5" in spots) and 4-8" in the mountains (possibly 8-12" up top).  Be weather aware now through Wednesday.

One thing is very certain, and that is the cold air and stiff breeze we’ll feel through Wednesday and even Thursday.  Highs on Wednesday and Thursday likely won't get out of the 20s!  Wind chill values will get very low, especially during the mornings from Tuesday through Thursday.  The higher elevations will see "feels like temperatures" below zero at times.

We stay frigid into the weekend, with the potential for more snow showers Friday and early Saturday.

Temperature Outlook: Highs near 40 Monday, 20s Tuesday through Thursday, 30s Friday, and 20s Saturday and Sunday.  Lows in the teens and 20s all week (single digits at times).

Our average high is 48°, low 27°.

Meteorologist David Boyd