Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Wednesday into Wednesday night

Katrina Barker
February 8, 2018

Winter storm warnings have been issued by the National Weather Service where snowfall is expected to be heaviest in parts of southern Lower Michigan, northern in, northern IL, southern Wisconsin and eastern Iowa.

The first major snowstorm of February is expected to move into ME by late morning and dump a foot of snow on most areas by evening.

In New Hampshire, heavy snow was blamed for an afternoon pileup that blocked Route 101 eastbound in Epping. Some airlines preemptively canceled or delayed flights on Tuesday in preparation the conditions Winter Storm Liam would bring.

News 8 meteorologist Josh Nichols says we can expect a storm total of about 6 inches of snow during the day on Wednesday, particularly from Rochester east into the Finger Lakes, and maybe another inch or two of lake effect snow in some spots on Wednesday night. Although winds combined with a surface warm front will increase temperatures, there is also concern for gusty winds blowing fresh snow and reducing visibilities at times in certain areas.

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The National Weather Service forecast calls for snow to begin falling at about 11 a.m., and the front will clear out of the Granite State by 11 p.m. Slow down when traveling on snow covered roads.

With this winter storm, several days of hazardous travel are ahead of us, especially in areas where wintry mix - snow, sleet, freezing rain is expected. Additional light snow accumulations are likely Saturday into Saturday night.

A front is expected to develop and stall out near the Michigan/Indiana line Thursday night.

Road conditions are still very messy, with piles of snow as tall as a foot on some side roads.

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