WINTRY END TO WEEKEND
Clouds have broken apart across the region, but they’ll return during the second half of the night. A brewing storm system to our south will bring the clouds. It’s a cold night, with lows in the upper teen to middle 20s. Sunday is a cloudy day, and wintry precipitation enters the picture during the early afternoon. It could start during the late morning hours for some. Snow is expected first, but by the evening, sleet begins to mix in. Highs will be in the upper 20s to lower 30s. Total snow and sleet accumulations range from 1 to 2 inches across the region. During the late evening, periods of freezing rain begin to mix in, before changing to all freezing rain after midnight. Rain begins to mix in late, with most of the area all rain by daybreak. Some of our normally colder spots could keep freezing rain through mid morning, especially to the northwest. Total ice accumulations are up to a tenth of an inch for most, but areas to the west and northwest could see up to a quarter of an inch. This will make roads hazardous, and some power outages are possible. After that, it’s all rain showers for Monday, with highs near 40.
Tuesday skies should clear out after a few morning flurries, and a cold air mass begins to settle in. Highs are near 30 degrees on Tuesday. A powerful arctic front pushes through into Wednesday, bringing a blast of cold air. Lake effect flurries are likely. Highs will be in the 20s, and Wednesday morning lows are in the teens! Skies are partly sunny for Thursday, with the frigid air still in place.
VERY SLIGHT WARMING
Temperatures remain well below average into the weekend. Expect a mixture of sunshine and clouds on Friday with highs creeping just above the 30 degree mark. Saturday clouds thicken, with temperatures reaching the middle to upper 30s.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!