January 28, 10 PM Weather Forecast Update

Icy mix around....some slick spots tonight....big ups & downs ahead....

Posted: Jan 28, 2020 9:30 PM
Updated: Jan 28, 2020 10:04 PM

Highs today ran 30-34 with patchy fog, freezing drizzle & some snow.

Local dustings of snow & thin ice accumulations have been noted lastnight, today & this evening.

We had had a light dusting of snow here at the station with a thin coating of freezing drizzle.

After some light snow, we currently have light freezing drizzle, fog & 31.2 as of 9:29 p.m.

This will all continue off & on through tonight.  Watch for icy spots on roadways, parking lots & sidewalks.

Best potential of icing is on bridges, overpasses & non-treated secondary roadways as temperatures drop to around 29 tonight.

Some scattered snow showers are likely tomorrow with cloudy skies & highs in the lower to middle 30s.  This, after patchy freezing fog & patchy light freezing drizzle/snow in the morning.

Any accumulation would tend to be localized & under 0.5".

Winds will run east-northeast to northeast at 2-6 mph.

If all works out, a few breaks in the clouds may develop Thursday late morning-afternoon.  It is not certain, but possible after patchy freezing fog in the morning with lows in the upper 20s.

It should turn cloudy again with a few flurries in the afternoon-evening with temperatures peaking in the mid to upper 30s with northeast wind at 2-4 mph becoming completely calm.

A couple of waves of rain/snow showers are possible Friday & Saturday with highs near 40 with rather light winds.  Lows will run near 29.

The wind suddenly cranks up in a big, big way Sunday with southwest winds 20-40 mph.

It looks like sunshine will appear, as well, with some clouds.

I am upping highs to 53-59 Sunday with winds cranking up as early as midnight Saturday night.  So, temperatures may begin to rise from near 29 to around 37 by Sunday morning.

Rain is likely late Monday-Monday night (isolated rumble of thunder) with highs 55-60 Monday after lows Monday morning of only 44-48.

Arctic front should blash through pre-dawn Tuesday with a temperature drop quickly to near freezing by early Tuesday morning.  Winds will shift to the north & may gust 40-50 mph at times Tuesday-Tuesday night.

Rain should change to a period of icy mix & snow with minor accumulations possible Tuesday-Tuesday night.

Temperatures should also plunge to the teens Tuesday night with wind chills below 0.

Colder than normal pattern looks to dominate with eyes on the February 9-12 period for potential of some wintry precipitation.

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