The cold snap continues into the weekend


Temperatures are back in the teens and low 20s this afternoon, but at least we saw more sunshine. Lows tonight will drop into the low single digits with wind chills ranging from -10 to 0. With temperatures this cold it doesn’t take long for frostbite to set in on any exposed skin. If you have to be outside for any period of time, make sure you are bundled up and cover any exposed skin.  Temperatures through the day Saturday will not improve much with highs once again in the upper teens to low 20s with mostly sunny skies. Temperatures Saturday night will drop into the upper single digits and some low teens under mostly clear skies. Clouds will begin to build in overnight Saturday into Sunday. Most of the day Sunday will be dry with highs around freezing. An area of low pressure will push precipitation into the area by Sunday evening, but mainly Sunday night. This will begin as light snow and potentially some ice. Expect roads to become slick late Sunday through Monday morning. The most snow/ice activity looks to stay generally along and north of I-64. Temperatures will warm faster from the south, so there will be a quicker transition from anything frozen to rain. Because of this, northern counties are expected to see a better chance for accumulation. Snow accumulations could be between ½” to 1” north of I-64 with some icy conditions as well. Overnight, temperatures will continue to warm which will transition snow to more of a wintry mix and possibly some freezing rain. Expect slick roads for the Monday morning commute. By the afternoon, cold rain will be likely as temperatures reach into the upper 30s. As temperatures fall Monday night, we could see lingering rain transitioning to freezing drizzle and flurries. Most activity will begin to taper off late Monday. Highs Tuesday will be around 40 with mostly sunny skies. We’ll see temperatures above average and in the mid to upper 40s Wednesday with partly cloudy skies. Temperatures will warm into the low 50s Thursday with rain returning to the area.

-Meteorologist Elise Dolinar