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Yup, still winter

Yup, still winterBy Bob Steenson,

After receiving more than 3 inches of snow Sunday evening and freezing rain and snow Monday evening, Charles City area residents might as well keep their shovels handy and snowblowers filled with gas.

The National Weather Service had issued a winter weather advisory in effect until 6 a.m. today (Tuesday), predicting another couple of inches of snow and a light glaze of ice would greet people out and about this morning.

Another round of light snow with an inch or two of accumulation is predicted for Wednesday, but it’s what’s possibly coming this weekend that has weather-watchers worried.

“A significant storm system” is expected to bring widespread snow or possibly a wintry mix into the area Friday into early Saturday, although the Weather Service said it’s still too early to determine potential snow amounts.

The long-range Charles City forecast calls for a 40% chance of snow after midnight Thursday into Friday morning, then a 90% chance of snow beginning Friday, a 90% chance of snow Friday night and a 30% chance of snow before noon on Saturday.