National Weather Service issues winter weather advisory for midstate counties

The snow and ice “will create treacherous driving conditions”, the weather service says.

The NWS is expecting possible patchy freezing rain through the remainder of the morning hours. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent, with new snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. It’s the nature of spotty, hit or miss snow.

Forecasts for this weekend are calling for snow, though it’ll be nothing like the nasty weather that pounded Philadelphia earlier this week. “Snow accumulations should be 1” or less, but still enough that untreated roadways could be icy this afternoon.

Here is how Future Track HD sees things later this afternoon when the change-over to mostly rain occurs.

Tuesday|Times of sun and clouds. Late this evening snow will begin to overspread the area. By that point, a coating to an inch (possibly two in higher elevations) is possible.

Here’s a look at the forecast Saturday night. The snow will generally be light as it continues into Saturday morning. Highs in the low 40s and lows in the upper 30s.

Friday evening will feature mostly clear skies and a low temperature in the low teens in Central and Western Massachusetts, low-20s around Boston.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 71.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 79.

The high temperatures on Friday should be at or near 40 degrees for West Michigan.

Today: Sunny, with a high near 38.

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