Winter storm advisory

The National Weather Service map shows the areas covered by the winter weather advisory, in yellow, and the winter storm warning, in red, starting tonight.

A winter storm that could drop up to a foot of snow in some areas is expected to roll over the middle Tanana Valley tonight. 

A winter weather advisory has been issued, effective from 6 p.m. today to 6 p.m. Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service, snow is expected to cause difficult travel conditions. Valley locations south of Fox and east of Ester can expect 2 to 4 inches of snow, with reduced visibility. 

Other areas will likely see accumulations of 4 to 7 inches, with up to a foot above 2,000 feet. 

Monday morning, while roads in Fairbanks remained mostly dry, drivers in the hills and out Chena Hot Springs Road reported icy conditions. Two Rivers reported about 4 inches of snow on Sunday. 

Heavy snow and strong winds are expected on the highway passes through the Alaska Range from the storm. Up to 6 inches of snow and 60 mph winds are forecast for the Denali Park area.

Farther north, the Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Yukon Flats and surrounding hills, with heavy snow expected starting tonight. From 6 to 12 inches of snow is expected, with the heaviest accumulations in the White Mountains.