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Snowfall of An Inch or Less Expected Saturday, Freeze Warning in Effect

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Snow totals through Sunday, April 10, 2016. (Credit: NWS)
Snow totals through Sunday, April 10, 2016. (Credit: NWS)

Forecasters have honed in on an expected snowfall total for Saturday – an inch or less, and likely no accumulation on the roads.

The unusual April snow event will start as rain before 4 p.m. Saturday, then gradually change to snow as temperatures drop. Winds will gust as high as 26 m.p.h. as the system moves through.

Conditions will be “blustery” Saturday night, the National Weather Service said. Rain and snow is likely before 9 p.m., then a chance of snow between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. It will be cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 26 degrees. North winds will blow 16 to 22 m.p.h. The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning from 10 p.m. Saturday until 10 a.m. Sunday.

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The total snowfall will be between a half-inch and one inch, according to forecasters.

Things get nicer Sunday, but the weather will still be unseasonably cold. It will be mostly sunny, but with a high of just 44 degrees. Northwest winds will continue to blow between 11 and 18 m.p.h., with gusts as high as 28 m.p.h.

Temperatures are expected to rebound to 58 degrees on Monday, but rain is forecast to return and last through at least Tuesday night.

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