Weather Authority: Thursday evening snow to kick off wintry stretch

'Significant Winter Storm' Possible For Maine This Weekend

National Weather Service Says the Chances are Improving for Weekend Snow

There's the possibility of a couple of inches of snow Friday in New England.

Another round of wintry weather caused slippery conditions on area roadways this morning. The latest projection from the National Weather Service in State College is showing an accumulation of 1-2 inches.

Even though the National Weather Service has downgraded its snowfall prediction for this weekend's storm, it also expects the aftermath of the storm to be even more frigid than previously thought.

System number one will move in Thursday evening between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

As of early January 16, NOAA says the chance for a high impact winter storm this weekend in the region is increasing.

Light snow develops tonight and continues into Friday morning.

Heavy snow is expected to move into the Chicago area starting Friday afternoon and continuing into Saturday, potentially dropping up to six inches in some areas in northern IL.

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Once the precipitation stops, we won't be out of the woods.

But there is likely to be a tight gradient between areas that see heavy snow and areas that see more rain and mixed precipitation, where temperatures could climb into the 50s.

FRIDAY: Morning mix, afternoon sun.

Arctic air will move into the area and remain in place Monday, when high temperatures will only reach the teens and gusty northwest winds could keep wind chill temperatures below zero, according to the NWS forecast.

Most of the Bay State will see "plowable and accumulating snow" starting around midnight and lasting into Sunday.

Behind the departing system Sunday, the weather service warns that much colder air will be ushered in southward across the region.

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