Boy, was last night a mess!
Freezing rain moved into the region quickly and caught a lot of people off guard during the height of the evening commute. A lot of accidents and slide-offs were reported, and emergency crews had their hands full!
Thankfully, the overnight hours gave road crews a chance to catch up and put some salt and sand down, alleviating slick conditions. But there are still spots especially in the NEK and the SLV that are still below freezing leading to a lot of icy roads.
The other issue is the driveways, parking lots, sidewalks and walkways. Any untreated surfaces will be extremely slick this morning.
I can’t stress this enough… TAKE IT SLOW!
Thursday, you can expect mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of a stray sprinkle, but most areas will remain dry as temperatures climb to the mid to upper 30’s.
Temperatures will remain steady overnight, as rain moves in from the west during the evening hours.
Initially, some areas especially east of the Green Mountains will see some sleet and freezing rain. It won’t be quite as bad as Wednesday evening, but definitely be wary of some slick spots especially in cold hallow locations. There isn’t a lot of moisture with this system, so we’re only expecting a light glaze up to .10″
Temperatures will continue to rise overnight into the mid 40’s in some spots anything threat for mixed precip will end, and light to moderate rain will continue through the early morning but will taper off and transition to some light snow showers coming offof the Great Lakes.
In terms of accumulations were not looking at more than a dusting to up to an inch is some of the heavier showers.
High pressure builds in for Saturday, with much chillier temperatures only in the 20’s.
-Skytracker Meteorologist Haley Bouley