Storm Team 2: Saturday morning snow could create near blizzard conditions

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 7:00 p.m. Saturday.

Snow is expected to develop late Friday evening and continue overnight into Saturday.

“Beyond 11 o’clock or midnight tonight, snow will develop area wide,” says Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Jamie Jarosik. “It will continue into Saturday morning, with some powdery accumulation likely.”

Snow accumulation is expected to be 2 to 3 inches overnight with an additional 1 inch possible Saturday morning. The high Saturday could reach  24 degrees.

“Wind gusts from 35 to 40 miles an hour early Saturday create near blizzard conditions,” said Chief Meteorologist Brian Davis.

Travel difficulties are expected due to reduced visibility and snow accumulations. Even as the snow stops Saturday afternoon, the road conditions will still be poor because of the wind/powder combination Jarosik says.

The Preble County Sheriff’s Department issued a Level 1 Snow Advisory Friday night due to blowing and drifting snow.  That means roadways are snow covered and hazardous.  Motorists should use extreme caution while driving.

Another Clipper arrives Sunday, with additional snow showers. While it will warm up a little this weekend, another Arctic air mass moves in next week.

Meteorologist Tara Hastings is in first thing Saturday morning to monitor the situation.

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