Winter Storm Watch: Up To 7 Inches Of Snow Coming Wednesday

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Some scattered snow showers will be in the area today, providing probably less than an inch of new snow over the course of the day, said National Weather Service meteorologist Tony Ansuini. When that system is through the area late tonight, the winds are expected to shift to the northwest, unleashing a lake effect snowstorm.

A strong cold front will cross the region early Tuesday. Forecasters expect 2-4 inches of the white stuff. Blowing and drifting snow could happen in rural areas Wednesday evening.

A winter weather advisory for western Greenbrier County also was issued Monday for 7 a.m. Tuesday through 7 a.m. Wednesday.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant and heavy snowfall, and sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel as local roads and freeways become snow-covered.

Snow disrupts flights, roads across Europe
Like other airlines, we are experiencing some delays and cancellations". "As soon as it's safe we'll start operations again". Three New York services were cancelled as well as two each to Dubai and Toronto, with many Asian flights also cancelled.

The National Weather Service predicts temperature highs will be in the upper teens Wednesday.

The big story will be heavy lake effect snow on the backside of this clipper. Keep in mind that although you may not have snow in your area at one moment, you will likely see some later in the morning and afternoon.

We'll see a series of weaker lows move through the Great Lakes. With gusts between 30 and 40 miles per hour Wednesday afternoon, the wind chill will make it feel below zero. Temperatures start chilly in the 20s Saturday and rise closer to, if not a bit above normal by the end of the weekend.

Stay with Maine's Total Weather Team for updates on the forecast.