Areas of drizzle, freezing drizzle with a few light rain & snow showers are over the area as of 4 p.m.
It is not quite cold enough aloft for all snow.
Patchy to areas of fog are around as well.
Temperatures are running 31-34 over the area.
Some snow showers, freezing drizzle & freezing fog are likely tonight.
Any ice accumulation would be a thin veneer & any snowfall accumulation would be localized & under 0.5".
Watch for slick spots, especially on bridges & overpasses & secondary roadways this evening through tonight & into tomorrow morning.
, some scattered snow showers & flurries are possible tomorrow.
Any snowfall accumulation would be brief, localized & under 0.5".
After lows in the upper 20s tonight, highs tomorrow will run in the lower to middle 30s.
Thursday has the potential to feature a brief period of some sun (we can hope!) for part of the area after morning freezing fog. Cloudy skies should follow late with a few flurries.
Disturbance from Iowa may bring some snow to rain/snow Friday, then system Saturday looks to bring rain/snow to snow.
Either may bring very minor accumulation. We will monitor.
After brief shot of cooler air, a sudden warm-up arrives Sunday as wind turns to the southwest at 15-32 mph.
Sunshine is also indicated on Sunday with mixing allowing for a mixed sunshine with some stratocumulus.
Note the strong, howling southwest winds Sunday night through Monday with gusts 30-40 mph at times.
We should turn mostly cloudy to cloudy Monday, but highs of 55-60 are possible after 50-55 late Sunday.
Rain & isolated thunder Monday night to Tuesday should change to period of icy mix & then snow with potential of some very minor ice & snow accumulations.
Winds may gust 40-50 mph behind Arctic front Tuesday with crashing temperatures.
We may fall from 55-60 Monday evening to 10-15 by early Wednesday morning (with wind chills to -10).
February 9-12 is a period to watch for wintry weather with mixed precipitation & snow possible as colder pattern overall settles in.
First half of February temperature anomalies:
Second half of February overall temperature anomalies:
Early half of March temperature anomalies:
February trending wetter now overall with near normal precipitation expected.
March continues to trend cooler than normal overall.
It is also trending wetter & snowier than normal overall.
A very large area from the Plains & Midwest through the South & Mid-Atlantic & even parts of the Rockies show above normal precipitation trend with an active storm track.
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