Winter Storm Warning in effect

The National Weather Service in Fairbanks has issued a winter storm warning for freezing rain and snow, in effect from 3 AM Saturday to 6 PM Sunday.

Freezing rain will cause ice accumulations of one tenth to one quarter inch. Snow, with 4-8 inches total accumulation, will be heaviest over the hills. Blowing snow will cause low visibility over summits.

Heavy snow and blowing snow will develop early Saturday. Snow will change to freezing rain Saturday afternoon. Freezing rain will change back to snow after midnight Saturday night.

Ice accumulation may cause trees and power lines to break before temperatures warm above freezing. Travel and outdoor activities will be difficult. Snow may accumulate in large drifts over summits.