Lincoln County residents are under yet another Winter Storm Watch issued by the National Weather Service, this one for Wednesday and Thursday regarding a slow moving storm that is forecast to bring another 4 to 8 inches of snowfall. However, this event is also forecast to bring a new twist – mixed precipitation.
The possibility of mixed precipitation includes the Wednesday evening and Thursday morning commutes, according to forecasts.
Coastal areas are likely to see more mixed precipitation, and may see mostly rain from this event, according to the NWS.
Wind will also be a factor for this event, forecast in sustained velocities from the east at 10 to 20 mph and gusting to 30 mph, according to the NWS.
As we are all painfully aware, mixed precipitation and the heavy wet snowfall that usually precedes and follows it combined with high winds means that wires and tree limbs not already affected by the recent weather, may finally come down this time.
The Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon. The alert status should be upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning as the weather front moves closer.
The Lincoln County News will continue to follow the progress of this event and post any additional information here as soon as it is obtained.