01/27/14 — Snow's gonna fall

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Snow's gonna fall

By From staff reports
Published in News on January 27, 2014 1:46 PM

Wayne County residents are likely to see that long-awaited -- or long-dreaded -- deep snowfall that gets children excited and commuters worried.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service are calling for between 4 and 8 inches of snow for Wayne County, depending on what part of the county you live in, starting Tuesday afternoon and continuing into Wednesday.

Kathleen Carroll, a meteorologist with the weather service, said this morning that more snow is expected to fall in the eastern parts of the county. The storm is coming up from the east, she noted, with larger amounts predicted for the coastal counties.

Tonight's forecast calls for a chance of light rain and temperatures in the mid 20s. Snow is predicted to start late Tuesday, with little accumulation. Highs are expected to reach only the upper 20s.

Then, on Tuesday night, the white stuff is predicted to start coming down more heavily. There is an 80 percent chance of snow, with lows about 16 and wind chill values as low as 2 above zero.

The snow is expected to continue through midday Wednesday, with highs remaining in the upper 20s. The snow is expected to arrive riding on north winds gusting up to 25 miles per hour, with the wind chill advisory still hovering around zero.

On Thursday, the sun will come out and temperatures will moderate, reaching the mid 30s.