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Details coming together for major winter storm early next week

Early forecasts show Carroll potentially getting 8 to 12 inches of snow by Tuesday.

Forecasts continue to come together for the biggest winter storm to hit our area this year approaches.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the area from 7 p.m. Monday to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Accumulation totals continue to adjust as the forecast and track of the storm become more clear. This is shaping up to be the biggest storm this season.

As of Sunday morning, the National Weather Service is predicting between 8 and 12 inches of snow for Carroll. But there are places that could get more than that.

This is setting up as a typical snowstorm for the area, where a system will develop off the coast and the exact track of the storm will determine just how much snow we can get. Areas to the south and east of Interstate 95 will see less than those to the north and west. 

There are several factors working toward the higher accumulations with this storm. Cold air is building into place this weekend as highs will be in the 30s well into next week.

Also, the snow will arrive overnight Monday into Tuesday. That means the sun won't be able to heat the atmosphere allowing for more accumulation.

The storm could start to pull away Tuesday afternoon, but there could still be snow showers as the system pulls in more cold air as it moves up the coast.

Stay tuned as the range of amounts could change as the track of the storm becames more certain as we get closer to Monday.

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