What a wild Monday we had around the area with a prolonged period of freezing rain that brought a good glaze of ice that landed on every imaginable surface from cars to power lines. Several areas experienced power outages along with quite a few tree limbs down as well.
Here are a couple images submitted to us of some of the glazing that took place.
Today the weather will be much quieter as the storm system responsible for the mess continues to move off to the east and now it will be the east coast’s turn as they are expecting freezing rain along with a good amount of snowfall. Here locally we will have plenty of cloud cover with perhaps a few stray flurries around. Temperatures will still remain in the 30s today with windy conditions continuing.
By Wednesday a weak disturbance will traverse the region and there may be enough residual moisture leftover to produce a light area of snow that will move through during the day. A quick inch or two is possible with this system but not expecting a substantial amount by any means.
Once this system departs a cold front will move through and crash our temperatures for the upcoming New Year’s Day holiday as we only get into the teens and 20s for highs. The good news is that this pattern will be much calmer compared to what we have experienced as of late with no major precipitation expected through at least the upcoming weekend. Hopefully this pattern holds as we need a chance to dry out!