More rain is on the way…January 25th, 2012 at 6:42 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
Here we go again… another soaker is shaping up for the region. This storm is already affecting us, as we’re seeing the clouds move BACK into the picture after finally clearing out a bit overnight. Expect another overcast afternoon, with temperatures similar to yesterday–in the mid 30s for highs. By the late afternoon and evening, rain chances will be increasing for our southwest counties, and that will then spread northeast through the evening/overnight.
As temperatures drop this evening, there will be areas that see freezing rain. The good news, is that we’ll be hovering RIGHT around the freezing mark, so icing is not expected to be significant. The bad news, yes, slick spots will be possible–especially watch the bridges and overpasses. We could see a little sleet or a few wet snowflakes mix in across the far north tonight, but no real accumulation is expected.
Warmer air at the surface and aloft will be pulled into the region as the storm gets closer on Thursday. This will change any wintry precip to rain, and it looks like we could see some heavier pockets. The areas that will see the most rain are south and east of town, as shown by the NAM model:
An inch or even a little more may fall in these spots, with lesser amounts as you travel northwest. The rain will come to an end by Friday, and we’ll see dry conditions as the sun finally returns! Temps will be knocked down a bit for the end of the week, with highs back in the upper 30s Friday afternoon. Again, STILL above normal!! Saturday looks pretty seasonable, but we’ll turn much colder Sunday as a front comes through. Our high will only be near 28 degrees, with the chance of a few snow showers.