Sleet and freezing rain started a little after 4pm and continued through the evening drive. It created nightmarish driving conditions but look at our ice amounts; they weren’t huge. It doesn’t take a lot of ice to cause a lot of problems. The fact that the worst of it was happening during the evening commute made it 100x worse. Overnight, precipitation moves away and temps hover in the 20s & 30s. Crews should be able to play catch up but you’ll still have to be careful of icy spots. Due to leftover iciness, I wouldn’t be shocked if there are some delays or cancelations Thursday morning. Thursday afternoon, we get a break from the precip while temperatures will try to warm to near 40°.
Thursday night, another system arrives. This one will be warm at first, keeping temperatures in the upper 30s & low 40s through Friday morning. Expect rain in most places while we’re sleeping but light freezing rain remains possible along & east of the Greens. The early drive will feature wet roads, fog and possibly some ice. A cold front then swings through during the day Friday. That’ll push rain to the east and drag in colder air by the afternoon. Leftover rain will turn to snow and end by late evening. Accumulation will be light, if any. Meanwhile, highs in the 40s will be felt in the morning before crashing into the 20s & 30s during the afternoon. Sound familiar? It’s exactly what happened on Tuesday. Friday night, temps keep falling into the single digits. Any standing water will freeze up, be careful of ice…again.
High pressure will provide quiet weather over the weekend. Skies will be partly to mostly sunny both days with highs in the teens & 20s. Saturday may be a little breezy. Keep the cold weather gear out.
-Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker