WBOY STORMTRACKER 12 WEATHER SYNOPSIS:
Highs reached the 40s today but temperatures are about to get FRIGID for the next few days. Rain gradually worked its way into the lowlands by this afternoon and an icy mix set up over the eastern mountain counties.
Periods of heavy of rain will move through this evening and the lowlands are still on track to see 1-2" of rain. This will raise flooding concerns for areas prone to flooding and counties along the western border under a flood watch. As rain transitions to snow late overnight and early Sunday morning, the lowlands could receive a glaze of ice so, watch out for black ice. Eastern mountain counties are still on track to see one-tenth to two-tenths of an inch of ice accumulation.
Colder air will begin to filter in overnight Saturday which will create gusty conditions Sunday. Wind speeds will range from 15-25 MPH and winds will be capable of gusting up to 35 MPH. The region will get a quick blast of snowfall early Sunday morning with generally 1-2" expected in the lowlands and 3-5" for some mountain areas. While steady snowfall will taper off around lunchtime, some isolated flurries may hang around into the end of the day. Temperatures will plummet throughout Sunday and lows will fall into the single digits. With windy conditions, a wind chill advisory may be issued during this time as wind chills will fall a few degrees below zero.
The greatest impacts throughout the weekend will be ice accumulation, localized flooding, gusty winds, and bitter cold. If you live in areas prone to flooding it's best to do any necessary prep. Be prepared for slippery roads, power outages, and frozen pipes! Just to name a few things.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Rain turns to overnight icy mix then snow. Low: 24.
SUNDAY: Cloudy with snow showers and gusty winds. Wind chills below zero overnight. High: 24↓. Low: 6.
MONDAY: Frigid with a mix of sun and clouds. High: 18. Low: 6.
TUESDAY: Partly cloudy with late overnight rain showers. High: 42. Low: 33.
WEDNESDAY: Cloudy with rain mixing with snow late overnight. High: 44. Low: 33.
THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with some rain/snow showers. High: 39. Low: 27.
FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy with some flurries. High: 30. Low: 13.
SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy. High: 24. Low: 15.
--StormTracker 12 Meteorologist Veronica Dolan
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