After 24 hours of back-and-forth forecasts, beginning with a winter storm watch that was later withdrawn, the National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory at 1:20 p.m. Thursday warning of a snow-rain mix that could mean difficult driving conditions for the Lincoln County area during the Friday morning commute.
The NWS advisory forecasts snowfall to change to rain during the late afternoon and evening hours of Thursday, then change back to snowfall and accumulate in the 3- to 6-inch range overnight. “Snow-covered roads will make driving difficult,” according to the NWS advisory, which adds, “Rain falling on top of snow could make conditions extra slippery.”
The winter weather advisory is in effect until 8 a.m. Friday, according to the NWS.
A wind advisory issued by the NWS is also in effect, with the greatest effect expected along the Lincoln County coastline in the late evening and overnight hours. Sustained winds from the southeast are forecast in the 25- to 35-mph range, with gusts up to 55 mph, according to the NWS. The winds should shift over the westerly during the overnight hours, according to the NWS.
The wind advisory is in effect until noon Friday.