UPDATE Tuesday 11:23am – Wind chill values will remain a concern for Tuesday through Wednesday night. Updated information from the National Weather Service says that wind chills for this afternoon (Tuesday) could drop into the single digits, as low as 13 below for Wednesday morning, below zero for Wednesday night and Thursday. Wind gusts up to 50 mph are likely as well.
UPDATE Monday March 13 7:33pm – As noted below, wind chill factors will become an issue this week. Updated information from the National Weather Service says that forecast wind chills on Tuesday night will be below zero and on Wednesday could be as low as -12.
UPDATE Monday March 13 10:10am – Video update from Brad Panovich
UPDATE Monday March 13 9:20am:
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 6pm tonight until 8am Wednesday. Accumulations…Snow and sleet accumulation of 2 to 4 inches through Tuesday morning, with additional accumulations likely Tuesday night.
Timing…Snow and sleet Late this afternoon until midday Tuesday, followed by snow showers into Tuesday night.
Video update from National Weather Service
Sunday March 12 – After receiving mostly light snow across the area over the weekend, the High Country could be in line for some bigger impacts from the latest incoming weather system.
The winter storm is expected to develop across the region late Monday into Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Forecast snowfall amounts have been trimmed back to 2 to 4 inches as of a Sunday morning NWS update. However the service advises that more could be possible depending on the storm track and intensity. Upslope snow showers could possibly linger into Thursday.
The other weather issue will be high winds bringing with it bitterly cold temperatures. 35 to 45 mph gusts are forecast for Monday and Tuesday, with wind chill values in the teens and single digits Wednesday through Thursday. High temperatures are only expected to reach into 30s to start the week and 20s to end the work week.