WINTRY WEEKEND OUTLOOK: The weekend is looking much more like January, bringing cold and even the chance for some winter weather now that the cold is back! We’re still eyeing Saturday for our next winter storm. Confidence remains high for a wintry mix, and some details are becoming clearer. This system likely starts as snow, though briefly, before transitioning to a wintry mix, and even some rain for parts of the area throughout the day. There’s still discrepancy on precipitation timing, although it looks like snow arrives during the middle to late morning before quickly transitioning to a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain by late morning to early afternoon. A transition to rain for some takes place by evening before the precipitation exits, but lingering freezing rain is possible in colder valley locations. Computer models are trending towards a short stay for the colder air. This means it’s not looking like it will produce much snow for the area at this time with how quickly the transition to ice takes place. A question will be whether or not temperatures reach above freezing in many spots. This means a longer duration of sleet and freezing rain is possible. Either way, slippery and hazardous roads should be expected late Saturday morning and through the evening. Colder and breezy conditions settle in for Sunday, with temperatures in the lower 30s. Wind chills are in the upper teens and 20s!
BRUTAL COLD EARLY NEXT WEEK: Even colder air spirals in for Monday! Expect mostly cloudy skies and breezy conditions with the chance for some snow showers or flurries. Temperatures only reach the middle 20s to near 30 degrees, with wind chills in the teens. Tuesday brings even colder conditions to the region! Temperatures are well below average for this time of year, with highs in the middle to upper 20s. It’s still a bit breezy, so wind chills remain in the teens. Wednesday is still cold, though temperatures are not as low. They remain below average, with highs in the middle 20s to near 30 degrees. Winds are light to calm, so that helps a bit with wind chill not being a factor. Skies are partly cloudy.
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