Snow, Rain, Ice Expected Over Next Few Days
Dec. 4, 2013 - A steep temperature swing will impact the region as a cold front sweeps through bringing with it rain, snow and potential ice over the next few days.
Before the cold air moves in, the area will have one more day with warmer than normal temperatures. Some patchy fog and mist may hamper drivers through the morning commute today as temperatures start of mild, with most spots in the mid 40s, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said.
Clouds will stay in the area throughout the day today and a chance for showers moves in during the afternoon hours, with a greater chance developing through evening, Zontini said. Highs for the day should top out near 60 with lows overnight tonight settling into the mid 50s.
Thursday temperatures will begin to plummet as they fall into the 40s through the day. Some rain showers are possible early, but we will likely catch a break before the next round moves in for the evening, Zontini said.
Rain will likely change over to a wintry mix overnight Thursday as temperatures continue to fall to around 30 by sunrise, Zontini said.
A wintry mix that starts off the day Friday will change over to snow through the day and into the evening as highs struggle to make it out of the low 30s.
"Roads should be OK if treated, but can still become slick if we get a quick coating," Zontini said. The commute Friday night has the potential to be messy, according to Zontini.
Any precipitation is expected to taper down through Friday night.
Slick roads could remain an issue into Saturday morning as temperatures fall into the teens during the overnight.
Sunshine will return to the region into the day, but temperatures will remain cold with highs in the mid 20s.
The next storm system looks to move in to the area on Sunday, when a wintry mix is expected to arrive for the afternoon. Temperatures will be below freezing, but will eventually rise into the mid 30s, which will cause the precipitation to change to rain.
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