Freezing rain, snow coming to Sioux City Thursday


A winter weather advisory has been issued for the metro from 6 p.m. tonight to noon on Thursday.

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Thursday is predicted to be cold, with wind chill values as low as 5 degrees throughout the day.

Snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches is possible over parts of central Kansas, tapering to an inch or less across south central Kansas. The National Weather Service anticipates a high of 31 degrees. "And at last as it stands right now, we have it actually transitioning into rain rather than snow through Friday".

The high winds kept any additional precipitation from causing problems but the now-frigid temperatures will cause any liquid still on the ground to freeze and cause potential problems for anyone venturing outside their homes on Wednesday.

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The freezing rain is expected to arrive somewhat later, possibly around 11 a.m.

Meteorologists have bumped up their snow forecasts, saying that 3 to 7 inches of snow will fall today in the Lower Columbia region, including the Kelso-Longview area.

For Wednesday night through Thursday, Bishop said the Columbia River Gorge has a chance for snow and snow showers.

Saturday, there is a 40 percent chance of rain with a high of 51, the weather service said.