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Winter weather advisory for region tonight, tomorrow

Some drifting and blowing snow is being reported throughout the region, Tesar said, with low visibility reported on U.S. Highway 87 from Billings to Roundup. The temperature will fall to about 18 by 5 p.m.

Snowfall Expected Thursday.Snow will fall across the area starting late tonight and continuing into Thursday. Expect a more than 30-degree difference. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. North northwest wind around 8 miles per hour.

Winter storm watch in effect from Wednesday evening through Thursday afternoon. Partly cloudy with a high temp in the upper 30s. Breezy, with a south wind 17 to 22 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 33 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

"Snow will be ongoing in Western and Northwest Iowa and a band of 4 to 7" of snow is possible in counties including, Guthrie, Greene, Boone, Webster, Wright and Hamilton Counties. Then the cold air will transition this rain to snow from northwest to southeast across the state into the morning, becoming heavy at times.

Phase 2 (Friday-Saturday): Late this week, another area of low pressure may develop and spread snow, sleet and freezing rain across parts of the Ohio Valley, Great Lakes and interior Northeast. Wind chill values as low as 2. Cloudy, with a high near 24.

The heaviest snow is expected to begin tapering off after 10 a.m., Tesar said, with scattered accumulation continuing through Wednesday afternoon.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 28.

According to the National Weather Service, heavy snow and mixed precipitation is possible while travel will be hard to impossible.

Friday night, the low will be around 12 with mostly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.

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