From record highs and severe weather to snow!January 31st, 2013 at 7:09 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
What a crazy 24-hours it has been! We started yesterday with record high temperatures in the morning (which ended up being 66-degrees)… that was followed by several severe thunderstorm warnings. These came with gusty winds, and very heavy rain that slowed the morning drive Wednesday. Today’s drive has also been slow, but for a totally different reason: snow and ice. Let’s look back on the past 24-hour period… and how far we have fallen:
The snow that has been moving through this morning has been light, but there are heavier p0ckets where it does increase in intensity. These areas will see a quick drop off in visibility and pick up some light accumulations rather fast. Even though snowfall will stay under a half-inch in most spots, it is just enough to cause problems out there for the morning drive. Any moisture left on surfaces from yesterday will freeze as well… and we have had reports of black ice. Here is the 7am look at Live Doppler 2HD… you can click on the link below to get the latest image:
Snow showers will taper off during the afternoon, but another round of light snow will be possible tonight. This will be especially across the southern counties… with accumulaitons near a half-inch or so. Dry weather returns on Friday, and we’ll see some sunshine… but it will also be the coldest day of the week! Morning temps Friday will be in the single-digits… with wind chills below zero.