LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The National Weather Service released some details about the winter storm that is approaching Livingston County.
According to the National Weather Service, a winter storm warning remains in effect from 4 p.m. Monday to 10 a.m. Tuesday, but the heaviest snows are expected overnight Monday.
“Rain will change to snow late this afternoon or this evening and continue through late Tuesday morning, said the National Weather Service, “with the heaviest snow falling overnight into early Tuesday morning.”
The heavy wet snow is expected to cause some travel hazards.
Accumulations of 4 to 8 inches Monday night and around an inch Tuesday will likely leave storm totals of 5 to 9 inches.
Snowfall rates of one inch per hour during the heaviest snow this evening and overnight. Winds are expected to be 10 to 20 mph out of the northeast.
Visibility is expected to be as low as a quarter mile at times.
“Heavy wet snow will result in difficult travel conditions,” said the National Weather Service. “The heaviest snow will fall overnight with somewhat lighter snow lasting into tuesday morning. This will result in a difficult commute Tuesday morning. The heavy wet snow may also result in a few tree limbs coming down and isolated power outages.”
The Weather Service specifically advises drivers to take an alternate route if traveling during heavy snowfall.
A winter storm warning is issued when severe winter weather is expected,” said the National Weather Service. “Heavy snow and/or ice will cause hazardous driving conditions. If you will be traveling in the warning area, you should choose an alternate route if possible, or you should use extreme caution if travel is unavoidable.”
Our news partners News10NBC report that light snow and flurries are expected for the rest of the week, possibly with rain.