February 4, 1:45 PM Update

Latest on some ice & snow with strong gusty winds ahead.

Posted: Feb 4, 2020 1:01 PM
Updated: Feb 4, 2020 4:28 PM

Rain showers continue in southeastern 2/3 of area, but back edge is approaching Fountain County.  Farther north only a few sprinkles to nothing has occurred since early this morning.  Highest rainfall totals reported in the area from lastnight-today are 0.25" at Ladoga & New Ross.

Winds have gusted as high as 32 mph today in the viewing area & temperatures as of 1:15 p.m. are 34-39 northwest to southeast.

As rain showers end, a lull will ensue.

8 p.m. to 5 a.m. periodic snow, sleet & freezing rain will pass through the area.

Minor ice & snow accumulations of less than 1" are likely.

Sleet & glaze ice accumulations of up to 0.1" are possible with a few tenths of an inch of snow. 

A very narrow, localized corridor of 1" or a bit more is possible.

Watch for some icy areas on roadways, despite lack of appreciable, heavier precipitation.

Winds will be gusty from the northeast tonight up to 40 mph with temperatures dropping to 24-29.  Wind chills will drop to 10-19.

A lull should then ensue for a while with windy, dry, cold conditions.

Sleet, freezing & snow should begin to overspread our southwestern counties by 4 p.m. tomorrow.

This will all quickly overspread the viewing area with driving conditions going downhill through the evening.

Looks like more in the way of snow in the northwest & more in the way of sleet as you go southeastward before getting into the freezing rain.

Winds will be strong from the east-northeast with gusts to 40 mph, driving the precipiation into sheets & drifting any snow & sleet about.  Meanwhile, temperatures will be in the 20s, making it feel bitter outside.

All of the mixed precip should change to all snow area-wide by 7 a.m. Thursday morning.

Periodic snow is possible right to mid-afternoon Thursday before tapering.

Strong northeast to north winds will blow & drift any snow & sleet about.

3-6" snow is possible total by Thursday eveing in the northwest half of the viewing area with 1-3" elsewhere.  It is possible that less than 1" occurs in the far southeast as that area may be completely dominated by the sleet & freezing rain.

There will likely be a band of 6-9", but that will tend to occur just west of our viewing area.

Any slight shift in the storm track to the northwest or southeast will result in altered totals. 

We will continue to monitor closely.

A few flurries & snow showers are possible Friday in the general upper troughiness on the backside of the storm system.

A clipper should move through late Friday night-Saturday with some snow showers here.  Some very minor accumulation is possible.

Some brief freezing rain/sleet should give way to some cold rain showers Sunday-Sunday night, which may end as some snow Monday.

Tuesday night-Thursday of next week, multiple waves of precipitation are possible with a mix of sleet, freezing rain, snow. 

We will need to monitor closely for accumulations.

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Warmer, dry weather is ahead for the weekend.
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