Measurable Snow Expected for Much of Area

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Parkland residents are waking up to mostly sunny skies but cold and blustery conditions this morning as the region's weather takes a more seasonal turn.

The National Weather Service issued several storm alerts and warnings on Wednesday morning.

Temperatures will begin in the low 20s Thursday and climb to the mid-30s by afternoon.

Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Indianapolis say accumulating snow is expected to fall early Thursday morning across much of central in with the highest amounts across the southern part of the state.

Snow will be light and fluffy in nature which will make it easier to clear off surfaces, but areas that see 2 inches to 3 inches of accumulation will likely still see slippery roads, the weather service said.

Freezing rain or sleet could touch some areas of the North Shore on Friday (Jan. 6), forecasters said.

That area is expected to see 10 to 20 inches of snow and 20 to 30 miles per hour winds gusting to 50 miles per hour in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Pikes Peak. West wind 6 to 11 miles per hour. North wind 11 to 13 miles per hour.

Thursday Night: A chance of snow. The low at night will be around 21. Southwest wind 3 to 5 miles per hour. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent, and more likely rain than snow.

Today will be wet with half to three quarters of inches of rain expected to fall, Jung said.

"It's hard to nail down exactly where (the snow) is going to be", Alexander said, adding that the service would have a little more clarity by Thursday afternoon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. West wind 3 to 7 miles per hour.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 17.

The precipitation should end Saturday, and the last cold day in the weather pattern will be Sunday with a high of 47 degrees.

"The weekend's bringing some pretty chilly weather", Don Harrigan, a lead forecaster with the National Weather Service office in Tallahassee, said Wednesday.

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