Weather update: Lab, schools on two-hour delay this morning, snowfall expected into afternoon

UPDATE: Los Alamos Public Schools, Los Alamos National Laboratory on two-hour delay for Thursday morning.

According to the National Weather Service, snowfall is expected in Los Alamos County starting at 5 p.m. and continue into the mid afternoon Thursday.

Los Alamos County is expected to get up to three to four inches of snow and the Jemez Mountains is expected to get up to 10 inches of snow on the westward facing slopes.

The Los Alamos Public Schools and the Los Alamos National Laboratory have scheduled a two hour delay for students and laboratory employees Thursday morning. Parents and laboratory employees are advised to look for phone alerts and emails between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. Thursday from LANL and the schools for a revised commute schedule.

The snowstorm alert is in place until 5 p.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service also expects snow packed roads, icy roads, and visibility to drop to about a quarter of a mile during times of heavy snow in the affected areas.