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Warmer temperatures making way for snow in the Tri-States


Snow and cooler temperatures are starting to make their way into the Tri-States, continuing a wild week of up and down weather in the area.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for several counties in the northern part of the WGEM viewing area until 3 p.m., with anywhere between 1-2 inches of snow expected.

It's a drastic shift from less than 24 hours ago, when a record for warm temperatures was set on Monday. Temperatures have plummeted nearly 30 degrees from Tuesday to Wednesday.

It was a dreary and wet walk for Madison School students. Many were dressed for spring and summer like temperatures.

"Shorts!" "Shorts and t-shirts!" said some kids. 

Parent Alexxis Washington says she didn't mind getting wet from the rain, but it did make picking her kids up a little bit more challenging.

"It does with the parents trying to get closer with their vehicles, you have to park further out."

The steady rainfall all day also had people ducking under umbrellas and drivers running their windshield wipers. Brooks Seeger had some errands to run at the post office.

"You're a little wet but they still have to get done," says Seeger.

But Tuesday afternoon, workers at the Adams County Highway Department were prepping for something heavier and colder than rain; potential snowfall. Superintendent of Road Maintenance Stan Reichert says they spent some of today readying their trucks to go out.

"We have three to four hundred tons tonight, but we always have plenty on hand either way for a week or so," says Reichert.

Reichert says snow coming so quickly after the rain is going to make it more difficult for them to keep the roads cleared.

"It doesn't do any good to pre-treat because the rain's just going to wash all the material off," he says.

He says the wet roads stand a better chance at getting slicker more quickly as temperatures drop. Some residents say strange weather swings are actually typical for here.

"I think that's part of living in the Midwest. It could be 70 in the morning, and snow on the ground at night. You never know!" says Seeger.

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