Powerful storm arrives this weekend

FRIDAY 2/22/19
A powerful storm system will be impacting our area over the next 48 hours bringing everything from ice to thunderstorms and even strong winds.
A mix of rain, freezing rain, and sleet will overspread the region just after midnight tonight before transitioning to all rain by sunrise Saturday morning. Some minor ice accumulations of less than a tenth of an inch are likely before sunrise Saturday which will create slick roads.
As temperatures rise above freezing, rain and a few embedded thunderstorms will continue through Saturday evening before coming to an end Sunday morning. No severe weather is expected at this time. Total rainfall amounts of three quarters of an inch to one inch are likely in some areas which will lead to rises on area rivers next week.
The storm departs the region on Sunday while continuing to strengthen which will drive sustained winds of 30 MPH and wind gusts as high as 50 MPH at times. Secure any loose outdoor objects before then to avoid damage. Light snow will be likely prior to sunrise, but at this time no significant accumulations are anticipated.