The National Weather Service has upgraded what most Lincoln County residents hope will be the last Winter Storm Watch of the season into a Winter Storm Warning. This NWS advisory is in regard to a weather system forecast to visit the area beginning Monday night and continuing through Tuesday.
The NWS has also raised the forecast snowfall totals to “8 to 12 inches” from “snow accumulations of 6 inches or more”. The event is forecast to bring snowfall overnight on Monday and continue during the daylight hours on Tuesday. Generally, temps are forecast to stay below freezing, so most precipitation should come as snowfall with the exception of Tuesday afternoon when temps may climb high enough for mixed precipitation, according to the NWS.
Winds are forecast to be a bit gusty, blowing easterly at 5 to 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph, according to the NWS.
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.