Storm conditions predicted for county

A wintery blast is predicted to hit the county later this afternoon (Monday, Dec. 28) and into the night. According to the AccuWeather forecast winds could gust up to 34 m.p.h. as a winter storm warning is in effect from 5 p.m. this afternoon until 7 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 29).

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The U.S. Weather Service said scattered light snow showers will persist through this afternoon then a wintry mix will develop between 7 and 9 p.m.. Freezing rain is possible tonight with heaviest snowfall rates happening between 9 p.m. tonight and 3 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Snow accumulation of three to seven inches, with amounts increasing in the northern area. Ice glaze is possible, so plan on slippery roads.