4 to 9 inches of snow possible Friday

4 to 9 inches of snow possible Friday

Rain is expected to become a mix of freezing rain and sleet Friday morning before changing over to all snow.

Expect rain - heavy at times - to continue through Friday night and past midnight. Highest amounts are expected to be in central and northern Kansas, but most of the state will see some snow.

As temperatures continue to fall and colder air filters in, our snow will take less moisture to make more snow. Rain turns to freezing rain.

Plus, all the rain and melting snow from overnight will freeze in a hurry as temperatures crash. Blowing and drifting snow is expected.

By Saturday, upstate NY state and far northern New England should experience lingering snow, but the low-pressure system is expected to leave the US and enter the Canadian borders at this time.

EARLY MORNING FRIDAY: There is a lull in the rain from 7 AM - 9 AM.

"There is also a risk of roof collapses in New England, where up to a couple of feet of snow remains and the heavy rain adds more weight", says AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dave Samuhel. Some areas could end up with a tenth of an inch of ice.

"I had to remove a sheet of ice from my auto this morning", said Dennis Philebar of Minden.

St. Louis woke up Friday to temperatures 40 degrees colder than Thursday morning.

"Any pretreatment we would have applied with that rain, basically would have diluted then washed that off basically making that ineffective", Peek explained.

Until all that happens, it's going to be a warm and rainy day, with temperatures topping out in the mid-50s in the morning and dropping steadily toward evening.

The weekend looks dry but much colder with highs in the teens and lows mainly in the single digits.

The GFS and European model are hinting that a clipper may zip through the region Tuesday or Wednesday, bringing the potential for snow.