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Hazardous Weather Outlook for Saturday, February 28, 2015

by WeatherOps, on Feb 27, 2015 3:34:14 PM

Light to moderate snow will continue for the Central Plains on Saturday. Some light icing will be possible. Light to moderate snow is possible for the Four Corners and Southern Plains; heavy snow possible in the higher elevations. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible across the Southwestern US; heavy rain is possible.

Central Plains and Midwest: As low pressure continues to track out of the Four Corners and into the Southern Plains, snow will develop across the Central Plains and eastward into the Midwest region during the afternoon on Saturday and into the overnight hours Sunday. A wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow will be possible as temperatures will be at or slightly above freezing by afternoon. Ice accumulations are anticipated to remain under a quarter of an inch and snow accumulations should generally stay between 2-8 inches. Heaviest accumulations will likely remain from Central Kansas, to Missouri and into Central/Northern Illinois. Localized heavier accumulations could occur. Ice and snow will likely cause travel delays as conditions deteriorate on roadways and overpasses.

Four Corners and Southern Plains: A series of low pressure troughs will allow for additional rain and snow showers across the region. Locally heavy snow accumulations of 2-6 inches will be possible. Expect delays in travel. Further south, as precipitation develops temperature profiles across Texas and Oklahoma will likely favor a wintry mix of ice before conditions cool and a change over to snow occurs during the overnight hours into Sunday. Ice accumulations are not anticipated to be significant, with most areas receiving less than a quarter of an inch. However, travel on roadways and overpasses could be affected.

Southwestern US: Low pressure will develop and slowly translate eastward across the Desert Southwest. Showers and thunderstorms are not anticipated to become severe at this time, however some storms could produce locally heavy rainfall and strong wind gusts. Accumulations of up to 2 inches are possible.