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Update: Storm Brings Oxford Rain, Snow, Strong Winds

Winter storm brings rain, lots of wind with strong gusts, sleet.

Roads are icy this morning after a winter storm brought a mix of rain and snow with strong wind gusts Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

Local officials are urging residents to be careful while driving. 

Here is what the National Weather Service predicted for Oxford

  • Today: Rain showers before 3pm, then a chance of rain showers and sleet. High near 38. North wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
  • Tonight: A slight chance of snow showers before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Northwest wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Other parts ofthe state will be hit even harder.

Forecasters say there could be winds of 25 to 40 mph and gusts of up to 60 mph in some parts of the state, particularly along the shoreline. 

"Winds of this magnitude will likely down trees and tree limbs, power lines and holiday decorations and cause minor property damage," according to the wind-warning forecast. "Power outages are possible. Driving high profile vehicles will be difficult, especially on elevated roadways and bridges.

Craig Zac December 27, 2012 at 03:16 PM
miserable c**p! should have shoveled it last night before it rained!
Justin Che Wilkin January 01, 2013 at 10:06 PM
C Zac 5:06 pm on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 Right. The rain makes the snow heavy for the shovel in the first place.

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