Strong storm system brings the rain

The advisory is in effect beginning at noon Sunday, March 10, and continuing until 5 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, for areas located above the 4,500 feet in elevation.

The Met Office said weather warnings for strong winds could be issued over the weekend as low pressure rakes across the United Kingdom, leaving heavy rain and snow in its wake. Wet and windy on Tuesday.

An estimated 9 inches of snow has already fallen in parts of southwestern North Dakota and another 8 inches in northwestern South Dakota.

The Minnesota State Patrol also urged drivers to avoid unnecessary travel ahead of the storm, but at least one semitrailer crashed in slick conditions on Interstate 90 near Jackson, Minnesota, according to Minnesota Public Radio. A greater risk of any stronger/severe storms is out-looked in far southern in and points south Saturday. By Sunday, the forecast is for cloudy skies, breezy conditions and a 40 percent of snow showers before noon. Bookies Coral make it odds on at 4-6 that snow falls in a major United Kingdom city before the end of the weekend.

Snow has been predicted for much of the north of England, starting on Saturday afternoon and continuing into Sunday.

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Those leaving vehicles on the street on east-west streets Sunday will be plowed around. These rules do not apply to downtown as its special services district has different parking regulations during snow emergencies.

Maine's next storm will bring some snow, sleet and rain on Sunday. Chillier air pushes in later on Thursday with rain showers turning to snow showers at night.

Wind gusts have the possibility of exceeding 50mph, causing problems for vehicles and potentially creating power outages.

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  • Rogelio Becker