Winter Storm Watch for parts of W MI

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Total snow and sleet accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of one quarter to three quarters of an inch are possible.

WINTER STORM POSSIBLE FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.A significant winter storm is expected Friday afternoon into Saturday evening and will likely include all precipitation types, strong winds, and blizzard conditions. A WINTER STORM WARNING, a WINTER STORM WATCH, and WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY have been issued for different parts of the state.

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. If the new snow isn't completely melted by Friday, it will melt over the weekend with temperatures in the 40s and 50s Saturday, and 50s and 60s Sunday.

Saturday is when cooler air moves in and the real trouble begins. The best chance for whiteouts will be late Friday night there.

The forecasts obviously could change by Saturday, but early projections for eastern Nebraska indicate 6 inches or more of snow could fall north of a Neligh-to-Pierce-to-Coleridge line.

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Friday evening through Saturday evening. Expect power outages and tree damage due to the ice. Whatever snow falls will be whipped around by winds gusting to 50 miles per hour, making travel hard. Heavy snow is likely Friday and Friday night, lingering into Saturday.