THIS EVENING: Increasing Clouds, Temperatures Near 30. Winds: NW 5-10 mph.
TONIGHT: Increasing Clouds. Lo 27.
WEDNESDAY: Snow To Sleet To Rain. 3-7" Snow. Hi 32.
Today was the calm before the storm. Clouds will begin to roll in tonight as the storm develops to our south. Temperatures will fall into the mid to upper 20s overnight.
The area of low pressure comes north Wednesday morning, spreading snow into the mid-state between 6-8am. The snow will become steady and even heavy at times throughout the late morning and early afternoon with 1-2" per hour snowfall rates possible. Warmer air aloft will eventually transition snow over to sleet by the mid to late afternoon before freezing rain begins to overspread during the evening. Snowfall before the transition occurs will be 3-7". Temperatures will remain at or below freezing during this time, which means roads will be treacherous not only through the afternoon but also the evening commute. Any leftover precipitation will changeover to plain rain showers by midnight Wednesday night, eventually shutting off overnight.
Skies slowly clear Thursday with temperatures rebounding to near 50 degrees Thursday through Sunday. The slush will not stick around for long, and more rain is expected by the weekend as temperatures stay relatively mild. We'll continue to post updates on tomorrow's storm, so stay tuned and make plans now.
-Meteorologist Adis Juklo