WATCH: Brief wintry mix, slick spots possible tonight

Weather

WINTRY MIX POSSIBLE TONIGHT
Our next storm arrives tonight into early Wednesday morning. Temperatures are in the process of warming and will continue to rise overnight. However, we will likely be around the freezing mark as the precipitation gets here overnight. A period of a wintry mix is possible. Even if air temperatures surpass the freezing mark of 32°, slick spots will still be possible through early morning. The cold weather over the last few days has caused all surfaces to reach the freezing mark. We will likely see a brief lag in the time it takes for some paved surfaces to climb above the freezing mark. Watch for slick spots through early morning. Temperatures will rise into the upper 30s by 9 a.m. and the chance for slick roads ends as rain showers turn steady.

SOGGY WEDNESDAY AHEAD
We are looking at widespread showers throughout the day Wednesday with highs in the mid-40s. It will also be breezy at times. Wind gusts up to 25 mph are possible. Be mindful of ponding on the roads and standing water or flooding. The recent heavy snow may cause sewer drains to clog up. Further, many waterways have some ice on them, which also may cause issues for drainage of the rainwater.

RAIN GOES BACK TO SNOW WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Don’t get used to the warmer temperatures. Once we transition to the back side of this storm Wednesday night, we will see a fast drop in temperatures. Rain is expected to turn to snow overnight and snow may linger into Thursday morning. The timing of the changeover is key in how much snow we could see. Current expectations are a trace to 2″ of accumulation possible by Thursday morning. However, if the changeover to snow occurs earlier in the night, we could see some locally higher amounts of up to 3.5″. Temperatures will drop to the mid-20s by Thursday morning.

NOT AS WARM THURSDAY
Afternoon highs won’t be as warm Thursday. We will climb to around 30°. The chance for snow is mainly in the morning. The rest of the day will be quiet with partly to mostly cloudy skies.

More arctic air approaches the area Thursday night and temperatures will fall toward the single digits by Friday morning.

ANOTHER SURGE OF ARCTIC AIR TAKES HOLD
Our team is tracking another surge of frigid, arctic air moving toward the region for the end of this week. Highs Friday are expected to be much colder, only rising to around 12°. The colder air will bring the chance for some snow showers or flurries through the day.

Lows Friday night will be near to below zero again. Current forecast low is for -1° by Saturday morning. The cold will continue Saturday, too. Highs will be in the mid-teens and the chance for spotty snow showers or flurries continues. Temperatures drop back to the lower single digits Saturday night.

WARMING AGAIN SUNDAY & EARLY NEXT WEEK
The next warm-up comes Sunday. Highs will near 30° in the afternoon. We will be watching a storm system approach the area that will bring the risk for scattered snow showers for the afternoon and evening.

Temperatures continue warming Monday. Highs will be in the mid to upper 30s. A storm system impacting the region will bring a mix of rain and snow. The rain will mix with snow during the warmer part of the day.

On the back side of this system, temperatures drop again. Highs Tuesday will be in the mid-20s. Another storm moving through the region is expected to bring scattered snow showers next Tuesday.

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