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Heavy rain for Tuesday

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SNOW, WINTRY MIX & RAIN
Light snow will accumulate anywhere from 1 to 3” this afternoon. Temperatures will warm in the upper levels, while surface temperatures remain at or below freezing. This will cause the snow to change to freezing rain during the evening. There will be a several hour period of freezing rain. Temperatures will have some difficulty rising west and northwest, especially in the valley areas, so freezing rain will linger until about 4am. The rest of the area will see the change earlier by midnight.

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Temperatures continue to climb, eventually changing the precipitation to plain rain.
A coating to 3 inches of snow is possible before the transition. The evening commute is likely to be slowed by the weather conditions. A light glaze up to a tenth of an inch of ice is possible, but some areas west and northwest could see as much as a quarter of an inch. Traveling will get dicey as roads ice up. Heavy rain is anticipated through the day Tuesday once the precipitation changes over.  Highs will climb to the upper 40s to near 50.

1 to 2 inches of rain is possible. Flooding is a minor concern and will need to be monitored.

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QUIET COUPLE OF DAYS
Despite clouds, it will be quiet and mild for Wednesday, with temperatures climbing to the lower and middle 40s. High pressure provides more sunshine Thursday, but temperatures will be colder in the 30s. Our next system approaches Friday, increasing our clouds through the day, and bringing late day shower chance. Highs will warm to the upper 30s.
WARMING TEMPERATURES
We’ll start the weekend with a few showers. It will be mild in the 40s on Saturday, however, with more sunshine on Sunday, we could see a few areas hit 50 degrees!

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MaryEllen Pann,
Chief Meteorologist