The next several hours will be the quiet before the "winter!" While we have a chance for showers tonight, many neighborhoods will simply remain cloudy. Evening temps stay mild (hasn't it been amazing-Highs low 60s earlier). Overnight lows will only fall to the upper 50s.
In the next 24 hours, a cold front will approach late tonight and through tomorrow morning. Clouds and scattered showers will be off and on through the day and into the night. Highs will fall through the day into the mid to low 40s by the afternoon.
However, overnight Thursday to Friday morning, the temps will begin to fall and that's when the wintry weather starts. By early Friday, we'll likely see rain & sleet with some freezing rain by mid morning. A WINTER STORM WATCH is now in effect from Friday morning through Friday night. So, keep this in mind for the morning rush. Here's the real kicker...what's known as a temperatures profile (the change in temperatures as we go up into the atmosphere) will get colder and change everything to snow during Friday afternoon. Frankly, this is the tricky part of the forecast. We will hover around freezing and even a degree or two could really make a difference in the snow accumulation. Here's the takeaway...I do expect snow on the ground for the ride home on Friday. While an inch or two is possible by Friday evening, there could be more.
As for the weekend, Saturday gives us a break. But, it stays bitter cold with teens in the morning and only mid 20s in the afternoon. We are back to potential problems on Sunday. At this point, freezing rain is likely especially during the afternoon. Highs stay near freezing
Low 57 degrees
Rain & showers.
Temps: Falling in the mid 40s
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