Our first winter storm of the season is still on track to impact the area come later today and tonight as an intensifying area of low pressure moves through the plains and then slides just to the south o the area.
Expect clouds to increase through the day with light rain likely by late afternoon. As temperatures cool expect the rain to switch over to snow by the time the evening rolls around with accumulations likely. The pavement temperatures remain quite warm so initially the snow will melt on contact and only begin to accumulate on grassy/elevated surfaces.
Total storm accumulations of 5-8 inches are likely with isolated higher amounts further north. However any shift in storm track can change these amounts so keep an eye on future forecasts.
Snowfall will taper by midday Saturday with windy conditions developing in the afternoon. There could be some minor drifting on rural roads. Temperatures will fall through the lower 30s as the day progresses.
Crashing temperatures for Saturday night as skies clear out and our fresh snow pack on the ground allows temperatures to slip into the single digits for overnight lows. Brrrr!
Sunday still looking chilly with the sunshine returning but highs only in the upper 20s.
Thankfully some warmer temperatures are in the extended outlook allowing some melting to take place and most of the snow pack could be quite diminished come late next week. Sorry snow lovers!
Your Fast5 Forecast:
Today: Increasing clouds with rain likely by late afternoon changing to snow by evening. High: 41
Tonight: Snow likely. Low: 29
Saturday: Light snow in the morning tapering to flurries and ending by midday. Becoming windy with gusts near 30 MPH possible. Temperatures falling through the lower 30s. Total storm accumulation of 5 to 8 inches with isolated higher amounts possible.
Saturday Night: Clearing skies and frigid. Low: 7
Sunday: Sunshine and a few clouds. Colder. High: 29
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