Last Updated: 4:00am Friday, March 24th, 2017 by JH/DS
Near Term (through tonight)
A warm front will be approaching the region in the morning hours, with thickening cloud cover during the pre-dawn. As the front approaches, temperatures will have dropped overnight — well below freezing in many areas. Precipitation will approach the area from the west in association with the warm front, but is expected to remain mainly scattered and not heavy. In fact, most of the best forcing for lift will pass to our north, so it’s possible that most — if not all — of the precipitation will pass by to our north.
Still, during the mid morning hours, a wintry mix of precipitation is possible. What may briefly begin as snow will quickly transition to sleet and possibly even freezing rain for brief periods of time. Precipitation is expected to remain showery, but roads may still turn icy throughout the region. Any accumulations are expected to remain insignificant but we still suggest some road treatments in the usual slick spots.
By afternoon temperatures will rapidly warm with the passage of a warm front, into the mid and upper 40’s. This should alleviate any frozen precipitation or prolonged road concerns heading into the evening and overnight period on Friday.