Still brisk to end the week

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FRIGID FRIDAY

It is still brutally cold Friday.  Morning lows are near or below 0 to begin the day.  High pressure begins to build in Friday helping to relax the winds.  Temperatures recover to the lower and middle 20s during the afternoon but will feel like the teens with a 5 to 10mph wind out of the west.  Clouds return late in the day towards evening ahead of our next system, which brings a mix bag of everything.

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WINTRY MIX FOR WEEKEND

snowfall-potential-mapWith the frigid air in place overnight into Saturday, the atmosphere is conducive to snow showers initially but not look brief before any transition to a mix.  We are likely to see a small amount of snow accumulation with a more significant concern for ice accumulation.  Warm air looks quick to ride in but in the upper levels of the atmosphere while the surface temperatures remain at or below freezing. This means a period of freezing rain and ice-totals-mapsleet, bringing an accumulation of ice.   It’s best to avoid the roads between 5am and 11am until temperatures have a chance to climb above freezing and any ice or sleet changes to rain.  Rain showers are brief before we get a break for the evening and part of the overnight at which point rain moves back in across the area.  Highs Saturday slowly rise through the 30s while it’s much warmer early Sunday in the middle 40s.   The FOX43 weather team has you covered and will keep you posted through the web and our social media pages.

NEXT WEEK

It’s quiet through Wednesday with high pressure dominating bringing partly to mostly sunny skies. Highs are chilly to begin the week but head to the 40s by mid-week. Next rain threat is Thursday with highs in the middle 40s.

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Stay with FOX43 Weather for updated changes to the forecast through the rest of the week!

Have a good day!

MaryEllen Pann,

Chief Meteorologist