Another blast of snow coming this weekend

DeKalb Park District employee Jeff Zweifei plows the ice rink at Hopkins Park on Wednesday in preparation for this Sunday's Polarpalooza Winter Festival. More snow is expected before then

Another blast of snow coming this weekend

An approaching disturbance from the west combined with an arctic cold frontal passage will bring a possibility for freezing drizzle and freezing rain late Saturday night and Sunday morning. At this point, only minor accumulations of ice are expected.

Be sure to monitor the latest forecast and updates to the Winter Weather Advisories issued for our area. - Isolated mix of snow, sleet, freezing drizzle and rain possible in this time frame.

"Light freezing rain develops after midnight and will continue into the first half of Sunday", said RTV 6 meteorologist Kyle Mounce. However, it has been almost three years since we received even two inches of snow in Emporia. Most of the precipitation will fall as freezing rain through tomorrow morning. Scattered Snow and Colder temperatures will then persist through Saturday. Sunday night will be quite a bit colder. During the day in the metro Buffalo area, expect a couple of inches of snow. For instance, over Lafayette, high-resolution data suggests temperatures go above freezing between 3,000ft and 7,500ft. The National Weather Service has set a winter storm watch to begin Thursday evening and lasting through the day Friday.

Monday, however, skies will be partly cloudy with a high of 37 and a low of 22. Temperatures in the north will be 8C at their highest, with the south-west enjoying slightly higher temperatures of 12C.

Here's the expected ice accumulations with this system.

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