Staying Cold, With A Wintry Mix Possible Late Friday

Reported by: Jason Myers
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Updated: 12/12/2013 11:30 pm
Midnight Update:  Skies are remaining clear tonight, with temperatures already falling into the lower 20s.  We have light southwest winds, which will keep our temperatures from being as cold as Thursday morning.  However, we look to have morning temperatures in the teens, with mostly sunny skies and southwesterly winds helping temperatures reach 39 degrees by the afternoon.  A wintry mix of snow and rain will develop Friday evening, which will continue into early Saturday morning, before transitioning to all rain through the day Saturday.  Saturday morning low temperatures will be around 32 degrees, with afternoon high temperatures reaching 38 degrees.  We may transition back to a light snow or flurries, as this weather disturbance departs on Sunday.  After the chance for a wintry mix early Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon will feature mostly cloudy skies with a high of 33 degrees.
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Morning low temperatures were in the single digits and lower teens Thursday morning, with below normal temperatures continuing through the extended forecast. Friday will feature increasing clouds through the afternoon, with a rain-snow mix developing Friday night. A cold rain is expected for Saturday, with a little snow possible early Sunday as the precipitation tapers off. Dry, yet chilly conditions continue for next week.

TONIGHT: Mostly clear skies and frigid temperatures will continue for tonight, with overnight low temperatures around 18 degrees.

FRIDAY: Clouds will increase throughout Friday, with a chilly high temperature of 39 degrees. A rain and snow mix will move into the region Friday evening around 8pm, as a weather disturbance approaches.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Any snow that falls looks to be short-lived, and mainly confined to areas along and north of I-64. Overnight low temperatures will be around 32 degrees. Any snow that falls initially could create some slick surfaces, with a slushy dusting. However, as “warmer” air moves in, we look to have more of a cold rain, with any slushy accumulations being short-lived.

SATURDAY: Steady rain showers will continue for the first part of the day, with a transition to more of a drizzle and mist Saturday night. Saturday high temperatures will be around 38 degrees.

SATURDAY NIGHT: A light rain or drizzle will continue Saturday night, with the chance for a transition to a light snow or flurries as the weather disturbance departs the region by early Sunday. No major snow accumulations are expected, with flurries to a dusting of snow possible. Overnight low temperatures will be around 28 degrees by daybreak Sunday.

SUNDAY: After the chance for some flurries or light snow early Sunday, we will continue to have mostly cloudy skies, with a cold high temperature of 33 degrees.

NEXT WEEK: Below normal temperatures and drier conditions will be in the forecast for next week, with high temperatures generally between 35 – 40 degrees. Skies will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy.

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