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Wintry Mess for the First Day of Spring

The first day of spring has brought another -
Posted at 12:39 PM, Mar 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-20 11:44:15-04

The first day of spring has brought another blast of wintry weather. An area of low pressure moves out of the Tennessee Valley today, and turns into a coastal system off the Mid-Atlantic on today, this will bring the first wave of snow to the region. Another wave of snow comes Wednesday as an area of low pressure passes to our South. 

The wintry mix continues throughout the entire day today. Precipitation will transition to all snow on late tonight into Wednesday. The system doesn't pull out of the area until Wednesday evening. 

Winter weather advisories have been posted for many areas through Tuesday 6pm. 

Winter storm watches have been posted for Tuesday evening through Wednesday.

Melting and mixing are expected today. The high March sun angle and warm pavement temperatures will cut the accumulations, especially on the roads. The bulk of the accumulation will happen Tuesday evening into Wednesday when the precipitation will turn to pure snow. While roads will likely be ok on Tuesday, we could see things deteriorate by Tuesday evening into Wednesday. 

In addition to the wintry weather, winds will be kicking into high gear. Gusts upwards of 30-40 mph are possible by Tuesday afternoon. Wind chill values on Tuesday will only be in the 20s! 

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