The National Weather Service has updated a winter weather advisory in regard to a relatively small storm system forecast to bring a wintry mix to Lincoln County during the Monday morning commute. Snow, sleet and freezing rain are all possibilities included in the advisory, which now begins at 5 a.m. on Monday and continues through Monday at 10 a.m., according to the NWS.
The original NWS advisory began at 8 p.m. on Sunday and ended at the same time as the current advisory. The incoming weather system has proven to be an erratic one for forecasters. While the 9:14 p.m., Sunday, advisory from NWS ends at 10 a.m. on Monday, other forecasts, also updated for the storm to arrive in Lincoln County at a later time than originally expected, further indicate that an icy mix of precipitation may continue into the mid-day hours – beyond the present NWS estimate.
Forecasters do agree on one prediction: that rising temps Monday afternoon will cause all precipitation to change over to rainfall, with the rain tapering off Monday evening.
The system should bring less than an inch of accumulated snowfall, much of which will be washed away by the changeover to rain.
The Lincoln County News will update this post.