Weather Authority: Snow impacts Friday morning rush, schools announce delays

Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. The cold front is coming through now & winds are picking up from the northwest. Winds SE/W 5-10 miles per hour. The low Sunday night will be around negative 1 degree. North-northeast winds will remain under 10 miles per hour (less than 5 miles per hour after 1pm).

The National Weather Service has expanded a winter weather advisory to include a large swath of central and eastern Nevada along the US 50 corridor.

Here is the latest on the expected Winter Storm system that will affect the region especially late Friday through Saturday. We will be right on the northern edge of any of its influence. Conditions should clear out by daybreak, leaving to partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies the rest of the day.

Although the rest of Sunday will be dry, it will be quite cold with wind chills in the teens and twenties as winds gust close to 40 miles per hour. Snow and sleet will develop by the evening, becoming steadier and heavier overnight and into Monday morning. Some areas could see a little more.

Friday's snow will not last all day, Thomas says.

In the Southeast, more heavy rain and severe storms are expected as areas continue to cope with extreme flooding. However, minor accumulations are still possible here.

The sun will rise at 7:06:42 a.m. today and will set at 6:19:22 p.m.

Bitter cold, the likes not seen for the Lower 48 as a whole in early March since 1978 or 1960, will roar southward. Wind chills will be in the teens and 20s. Wind: N 15-25; gusty. We'll likely see the watch transform into warnings (north) and advisories (south) sometime Sunday morning. Light lake enhanced snow has been falling along the lakefront since this morning.

As the system pulls up into Canada, it will bring down colder air.

Kristin Keller, General Manager of Firsco Lodge, shovels snow off their parking lot Friday, March 1, along Main Street in Frisco. The highest amounts will likely fall near the Louisville and Evansville areas.

  • Tracy Klein