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Is measurable snowfall on the way? Here's what we know

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Posted at 9:15 AM, Jan 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-09 09:15:04-05

On Monday it was ice. On Thursday it's warmth as highs increase to 60 degrees.

But what's next? How about snow.

As always we are looking ahead to the next weather event that could impact the Tri-State and that event is a chance for snow.

Will this be our first snow storm?

TIMING: Friday-Saturday

What we know now is that Friday will begin with rain and turn to a wintry mix -- possibly sleet -- during the day as temperatures tumble. But a shield of moisture will hang around as temperatures fall below freezing going into Saturday morning.

It's the perfect setup for measurable snowfall and it all comes down to WHERE the snow band sets up in our region. We'll be monitoring this over the next few days and when we feel more confident with snowfall numbers, we'll get that information to you.

But it might be worth finding your shovel and testing the snow blower.

Here's a look at just one weather model and where it places the heavier snow. But others push the band more to the east. There is definitely wiggle room. That's why additional weather model runs and time are needed.

There's still wiggle room!