Service Alert: Winter Storm Watch in Effect Starting Tuesday, February 26th

The National Weather Service issued the following advisory:

WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING…

* TIMING…SNOW…POSSIBLY MIXED WITH SLEET INITIALLY…BEGINS TUESDAY MORNING AND CONTINUES HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE TAPERING TO LIGHTER SNOW TUESDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION…LOCAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OVER 6 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE WATCH AREA.

* MAIN IMPACT…HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG EAST NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTING TO 40 MPH…ESPECIALLY NEAR THE LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE…WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY AND MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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