Well folks, it has been an active pattern already around here this winter. The bad news is that doesn’t look to change over the next week. Good morning, and thanks for joining us on the blog. An active pattern of winter weather will continue heading into the weekend and through next week.
If you are headed out this morning, be mindful that some roads may still be slick. Especially roads that are untreated and of course overpasses. Temperatures overnight dropped into the low 20s and will stay in the 20s through the morning hours.
A few roads may still be slick this morning, use caution.
We are socked in the clouds this morning and that will likely continue through out the day. We have some low-level clouds currently overhead, but there are high-level clouds streaming in from the south. A few peaks of sun are still possible.
Temperatures this afternoon will top out in the upper 30s. Yes, this should help out with melting of the ice, but we really need some sunshine to get the job done. Luckily, winds will stay pretty calm and that is good news with all the ice we have on trees/power lines. A few gusts of 10-15mph will still be possible this afternoon.
Temperatures will drop below freezing again tonight, so some refreeze on wet roads will be possible. No precipitation is expected today and through tonight.
Heading into Saturday, we will be watching a system to our north and to our south. The good news for us is that we will squeeze right between the two. Dry weather is expected during the day Saturday.
Temperatures Saturday afternoon will struggle to get above freezing. A few peeks of sun will be possible, but the clouds will still remain tough. Winds also are expected to remain relatively calm with only few gusts of 10-15mph possible.
Freezing Drizzle Possible Saturday Night
We will need to keep an eye on for some pockets of freezing drizzle as we head into Saturday night. Enough moisture may get thrown up into our area from the southern system to cause some freezing drizzle.
A few slick spots will be possible Saturday night – Sunday morning if freezing drizzle develops.
As you can see above, temperatures will be well below freezing Sunday morning. Any “moisture” that does fall will freeze instantly on contact.
Cloudy and Cold Sunday
Sunday will be another cold and dreary day across the region. The clouds are expected to stick around and so are the cold temperatures.
Looking at the image below and you will see that temperatures will stay below freezing all day Sunday. This will just be the “primer’ for what is yet to come on Monday.
Winter Storm Monday
Heading into Sunday night, a storm system from Texas will be approaching us in 2 waves. The first one will come Sunday night and into Monday morning. The second one will come during the day Monday and into Monday night.
A HIGH Impact winter storm is looking more likely on Monday.
The image above shows the chances of who will most likely see winter precipitation on Monday. When we start to see the dark greens and blues from the WPC, we know chances are looking high.
This storm will again bring multiple precipitation types that could cause hazardous travel. It is important everyone stays close to the forecast through the weekend.
A mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain will all be possible on Monday.
We will have more details on how this will playout into the weekend. Stay tuned for continued updates on our social media pages and right here on the blog.