Snow Saturday, Icy Saturday Night/Sunday
Good evening, everyone! Clouds will increase this evening, as our next weather system approaches. Low temperatures will likely fall below zero again for most, but these low temperatures will likely be achieved early on tonight, with temperatures slowly leveling off/rising throughout the overnight. Lows will range from -9 to +3 degrees. Light snow will likely work its way into southwestern areas by 7 AM Saturday.
Snow will overspread the area Saturday morning, with periods of moderate snow likely. Since temperatures will be in the single digits and teens for many by then, after nearly 72 hours of temperatures below freezing, roads will likely see snow begin to accumulate quite quickly upon it’s arrival. Expect snow to continue through the late afternoon across the area. Between 4 and 7 PM, coastal sections can expect a gradual changeover to freezing rain. Many just 10–20 miles inland will remain snow all day. High temperatures Saturday will range from 18 to 32 degrees.
Saturday evening, expect a gradual transition of any precipitation that remains to freezing rain over southern areas. Steady precipitation will gradually move out of the area Saturday evening, as a brief lull arrives. Temperatures are likely to remain below freezing during this time, and a steadier batch of precipitation will arrive after midnight. Expect this precipitation to start as freezing rain for the entire area, with the freezing line gradually working north throughout the early morning hours. It’s reasonable to assume that northern areas remain slippery through the late morning hours Sunday, seeing up to 1/10th of an inch of ice accretion before things flip to rain. Southern sections should expect to remain slippery through 7 AM Sunday before a transition to plain rain occurs.
Try to avoid travel as much as possible tomorrow through tomorrow night! Stay safe this weekend!