Rough Travel Conditions This Morning…Freezing rain and freezing drizzle is making a mess of the morning commute. Thankfully, eventually we’ll climb above freezing around, or just after, noon. Before then, icy travel conditions can be expected. Take it slow or postpone travel until the afternoon if possible. By this afternoon, temperatures will climb above freezing and plain ole rain can be expected into tonight. We don’t anticipate flooding issues locally as rain won’t be heavy enough and temperatures won’t be warm enough to result in significant melting.
Much colder air will blow into town late tonight and Wednesday morning and as a second area of low pressure tracks along the front, widespread accumulating snow is a good bet across the southern half of the state Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning. As of now, we still target areas along and south of I-70 most at risk for snow accumulation Wednesday afternoon.
A much drier, but cold, pattern will be with us to wrap up the work week, including more record cold a good bet. Dry and slightly milder conditions are ahead over the weekend before a weak system may deliver a light snow or rain shower early next week.
Looking ahead, it appears as if we finally may deal with a much milder, spring-like pattern around mid March. 60s for highs anyone?! That said, concerns remain that we reverse this and go colder than normal late March.
Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:
- 7-Day Snowfall Forecast: 1″ – 3″ (south)
- 7-Day Rainfall Forecast: 0.50″
In case you missed it this morning, we posted an article on meteorological winter and you can find it by clicking here.