Snow and Ice Expected in Putnam County on Wednesday

Icy, frosty & freezing

"It will be very much elevation dependent", said Jared Klein, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service forecast office in Mount Holly. Snowfall is expected to accumulate to one inch by mid-afternoon Sunday, according to the weather service. An approaching low pressure system will provide the snow. The company promised to refund furniture purchases of $999 or higher made between January 5 and 8, but only if it snowed at least three inches at O'hare International Airport on Super Bowl Sunday.

The heavy snow band will extend north into southern Wisconsin and southern Lower Michigan as well as central IL and central IN into northwest OH, so travel IN all directions out of Chicago will be impacted.

Sunday: Rain, mainly after 1 p.m.

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Tuesday is expected to be cloudy with a high of 33 degrees.

Gusty north to northwest winds will bring some blowing and drifting snow, which may reduce visibility values. An overnight low of 3 degrees is forecast, but wind chills will be in the risky territory of -12. As the evening continues, freezing rain is likely, possibly mixed with snow and becoming all freezing after midnight. Winds will gust up to 23 miles per hour. West wind 6 to 9 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Since this is a quick hit of snow, accumulations will be held somewhat in check.

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Wednesday Night A chance of rain before 8pm, then a chance of snow between 8pm and 1am. Low around 22. Light and variable wind. Northwest wind 7 to 17 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 28 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny. High: Low 30s. Calm wind becoming west around 5 miles per hour.

We'll be watching closely the next front that moves in Friday night and Saturday. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

As complex system nears Dan River Region, winter weather advisory issued

Just before 8 p.m. Sunday, an accident was reported along Emerson Avenue near the Meadows Mobile Home Park.

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