Winter Storm Friday creates slick travel conditions with ice and snow accumulations

EARLY LOOK: Weekend winter storm could bring several inches of snow to central Indiana

Because of this, the National Weather Service has already issued winter weather advisories and warnings in various places in the northern and central Plains, High Plains, the upper Mississippi Valley, and the Rockies.

Severe Weather Team 11 and our team of reporters are tracking the winter storm as it moves through the area.

Winds at times could be damaging.

Another blast of cold air is moving in with this storm system. Rain developing Thursday evening will last until sunrise when it becomes sleet and some freezing rain. This will be the start of another extended streak of days with temperatures below freezing.

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Temperatures were hovering around 30 degrees at sunrise.

Friday evening: Snow ends for the Toledo area.

Accuweather forecasters said the amount of ice, and especially snow, will increase farther to the northeast from central and eastern Kentucky to much of OH, part of West Virginia, western Pennsylvania, western NY and southern Ontario. Appropriate caution is required by those who do venture out, particularly during the early hours of this snow and ice event. Changing from west to east to snow. Some more snow Monday night could bring fresh snow on the ground by Tuesday.

Snow accumulations are predicted to be in the range of five to seven inches, the Weather Service said.

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About 100 miles east of Penfield in Niagra Falls, New York, .07 inches of ice had stacked up on Friday before snow started to blanket the area. Freezing rain and sleet will change to snow and snow accumulations will average 2 to 4 inches later Friday into Friday night. Around 1 inch for Nashville and areas along I-40.

Pennsylvania, Bradford County. In New York, Chenango, Otsego, Tioga and Broome Counties.

Our team of weather experts will be updating the forecast several times a day, so check back often as this storm could have a big impact on your weekend plans.

The U.S.is now experiencing a La Niña winter, the second in a row. As a result a cold rain continued to fall.

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