The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch in advance of a weather system expected to bring the first measurable snowfall of the season to Lincoln County. Total snowfall accumulations of 6 inches or more are possible during this event, according to the NWS.
Precipitation in Lincoln County is forecast to start as rainfall in the late morning hours of Saturday and then change over to heavy, wet snowfall by the early afternoon, according to the NWS. Snowfall should continue through the overnight hours and taper off Sunday morning. Temperatures will hover near the freeze line, bringing the chance of mixed precipitation, especially on Lincoln County peninsulas, according to forecasts. Winds are not expected to exceed single digit velocities, so are not likely to be a factor in this event, according to the NWS.
The winter storm watch is in effect from Saturday afternoon to Sunday morning, according to the NWS.