The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for snowfall beginning overnight on Tuesday and continuing into Wednesday. The NWS advisory calls for 2-4 inches of snowfall accumulation, however, other forecasts are calling for lower totals, especially in coastal areas of Lincoln County. Regardless of snowfall totals, the timing of the storm will likely affect the morning commute on Wednesday.
Snowfall is forecast to begin in Lincoln County shortly after midnight and continue through the early afternoon hours of Wednesday, according to forecasts. Temps will be hovering just around the freeze line, so some precipitation could fall as rain or freezing rain, especially during the daylight hours.
Northeasterly winds in the 5- to 10-mph range with gusts to 20 mph are not forecast to be a major factor in this event, although the snowfall expected for the morning hours of Wednesday may bring cancellations or delays.
The winter weather advisory is in effect from 7 p.m. on Tuesday to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, according to the NWS.