Significant icing event to unfold
FIRST WARNING NEIGHBORHOOD WX FORECAST
Monday, February 11th, 2019
A significant freezing rain event is set to unfold Monday evening into early Tuesday morning. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for everyone except Pulaski and Fulton Counties in anticipation of 0.1” to 0.3” of ice accretion. That is enough to make driving dangerous to impossible after 10 p.m. on most roads. Temperatures will be between 28° and 32° for most of the night north of U.S. 30, which means roads that see a good amount of traffic MAY remain decent. Ice totals of this magnitude can also lead to some power outages and isolated downed tree limbs.
Temperatures should warm to 33° for most everyone by 6-8 a.m. Tuesday. Thus, the morning commute could be dicey and slick, especially north of U.S. 6. A little bit of drizzle and shower activity is likely Tuesday with temps warming into the upper 30s. By the middle of the afternoon, cold air surges in and the winds pick up. By 4-5 p.m. we are talking wind-driven snow showers for the entire area. That continues into early Wednesday morning with some seeing 1-3” of snowfall.
Wednesday and Thursday look quiet, but another system could bring a little bit of rain and snow Thursday night into Friday before a quieter and colder weekend.
Tonight: Freezing rain thru most of the night, low of 30.
Tuesday: Light showers and drizzle changing to PM snow, turning breezy, high of 38.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy and breezy, highs near 30.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of evening showers, highs near 44.