Another winter storm is expected to usher in the beginning of March. As of Friday Franklin County was in a winter storm watch from Saturday evening through Sunday morning.
The National Weather Service said heavy snow is possible with accumulations of 4 to 6 inches possible. The storm could also bring patchy light freezing rain with ice accumulations of a light glaze. North winds gusting to 30 miles per hours could create blowing and drifting snow. The watch says travel could be difficult due to the blowing snow and accumulation.
A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significantsnow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
In addition to the snow, frigid temperatures are expected. The forecast calls for:
— Saturday, Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
— Saturday night, Snow, mainly after midnight. The snow could be heavy at times. Patchy blowing snow after midnight. Low around 18. Blustery, with a northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipation is 100 percent.
— Sunday, Snow before noon. Patchy blowing snow between 2pm and 3pm. High near 18. Blustery, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.
— Sunday night, Partly cloudy, with a low around -1.
— Monday, Sunny, with a high near 17.
— Monday night, Mostly clear, with a low around 6.
— Tuesday, Sunny, with a high near 26.
— Tuesday night, Mostly clear, with a low around 10.