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Ice Storm Looking Likely for Tri-State

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Forecasters warn of "nearly impossible" driving conditions

An ice event is looking more likely for the Tri-State. WNIN’s John Gibson reports:

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the entire listening area, beginning Wednesday night through Thursday night.

Forecasters say “heavy mixed precipitation” is possible with ice accumulations of a quarter to a half inch.

They say total snow and sleet accumulations could reach two inches by Thursday night.

The weather service is warning of possible power outages, tree damage, and “nearly impossible” driving conditions on Thursday.

The precipitation is forecast to start as rain on Wednesday and then change to freezing rain and sleet Wednesday night and continue through Thursday with snow mixing in late in the day.

The weather service reminds us that the forecast could change as the system draws nearer.