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Accumulating snow and ice this weekend

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From 14 First Alert Meteorologist Jeff Lyons: March will come in like a lion with temperatures roaring up to 50 on Saturday only to crash back into the 20's on Sunday. 

By Saturday night and Sunday, a potent winter storm will move in from the west. 

It will likely start out as rain, especially in areas south of the Ohio River where thunder may be heard early Sunday. 

By Sunday afternoon surface temperatures will drop below freezing, so freezing rain will be a concern with accumulations of ¼" to ½" possible. 

Later Sunday into early Monday, the precipitation will change over to all snow with 2" to 3" accumulations in areas north of the Ohio River and lesser amounts to the south. 

This will be a very hazardous scenario given the amount of ice and projected winds for Sunday and early Monday. 

A winter storm watch has already been issued for the entire Tri-State from Sunday through Monday. 

This will likely be upgraded to an ice storm warning or winter storm warning as we get closer to the onset of the wintry precipitation.

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