Winter weather advisory in effect until 4 am Sunday

After a rainy and mild Friday, cold air will drain in this evening and tonight, setting the stage for a winter feel on Saturday. The vast majority of our morning weather guidance has the storm exiting our region later on Saturday night.

Another push of rain will move across NW Arkansas & the River Valley late Friday into Saturday morning. Night sessions will be available February 16, 17 and 18, with hours of operation from 8:30 a.m.to 8 p.m. Then clearing, milder. High: mid 40s. It will clear out the clouds for the night. Friday's spring-like temperatures made the ground warm and Sunday's temperatures are expected to top out near 50 degrees. By Saturday morning, it should be below freezing as winter makes a brief return.

Strong winds will also develop late Saturday, which could also create whiteout conditions.

Other areas of Montana that are expected to pick up significant snow are the Flathead/Mission Valleys, Kootenai/Cabinet Region, West Glacier Region and the Seeley Lake/Potomac Region. It will not last long, ending by 6 a.m. Sunday. That mixing may extend as far north as the I-95 corridor, but we don't expect the line to advance north of that.

LongIsland.com advises our readers to take precautions if traveling this weekend, and to do whatever they can to ensure that they stay safe. A coating of 1-inch is expected.

"At times, snowfall rates may top 1" per hour, which will make driving very hard due to limited visibility.

If you will be in Philly this weekend.

"By the time the snow comes to an end we could see about 3-5" for much of Hampshire and Hampden counties.

This is a pesky storm.

So this is why we are leaning toward the warmer solution with this event. "Be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving", the advisory states.

Sunday (Day): Mostly sunny.

  • Leroy Wright