Winter storm watch starts Monday evening

The National Weather Service in State College on Monday issued a winter storm warning for heavy wet snow for Potter, Tioga, northern Lycoming and Sullivan counties.

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for much of the Front Range, foothills and part of Colorado's high country. Up to 8 inches of snow could accumulate in southern Minnesota, weather officials say. Whatever snow we do get is expected to be the heavy, wet variety, which may make the Tuesday morning commute hard in some areas. Storm activity is expected to peak Friday night into Saturday morning, but gusty winds are very likely during this storm.

Central Minnesota and the Twin Cities metro will also see snow Tuesday.

Up to a foot of snow could fall during the same time frame in Driggs, St. Anthony, Dubois, Rexburg, Craters of the Moon, Arbon, Soda Springs and Lava Hot Springs.

The coming storm will begin Monday afternoon as all rain, the weather service said.

Snow totals are expected to be about 3 to 6 inches or less.

The Winter Weather Advisory for the Flat Tops area warns of six to 12 inches before noon on Tuesday.

Exact locations for the lake-effect snow, and storm totals, won't become clearer for a few days as forecast models differ about which way the wind will steer the snow bands, forecasters said. Rain is forecast to continue into the evening hours of Tuesday, according to forecasters.

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