Freezing Rain Chance Wednesday Morning Inland

Freezing Rain Chance Wednesday Morning Inland

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Freezing Rain Chance Wednesday Morning Inland

What a morning it was! We hit lows down in the single digits to near zero (with a few below zero temps). The wind was and still is out of control with gusts to 40 to 50 mph at times along the coast. The wind gusts are less inland but it is still making for harsh arctic conditions here. The pressure gradient on the surface map from 10 am this morning is still rather tight and it will remain windy into tonight though winds will start to ease overnight into Tuesday morning.

Freezing Rain Chance Wednesday Morning Inland

The next cold front approaches for Wednesday and Thursday and the cold air pulls out rather quickly. Tuesday will be less harsh with sunshine and some late day high clouds. Highs will be in the 20s. Temperatures tomorrow night will hold or even start inching higher into Wednesday morning. Precipitation will be racing eastward Wednesday morning and if it arrives before daybreak, we could see some freezing rain especially inland. The warmer air will move in aloft long before it reaches the ground so no snow is forecast from this system. However freezing rain and some icing is possible for the morning commute on Wednesday.

Freezing Rain Chance Wednesday Morning Inland

By midday or early afternoon temperatures should be above 32. The cold surfaces in situations like this could take a couple of hours to warm up enough so freezing rain isn’t a problem. Along the coast the warm up above freezing will be faster so unless the precipitation really races in like a rocket ship late Tuesday night it should not be an issue. Showers will follow Wednesday into Thursday as the cold front stalls and another wave develops on it. That rain will will end Thursday morning with colder air to follow but it will be nothing quite like this air mass like we have just experienced. An arctic front comes through Friday evening with the chance for a few snow showers. Then very cold air comes in for the weekend though it should not be quite as extreme as today’s though it will be very cold. Highs will be in the 20s and nights in the teens and single digits. The weekend looks to be dry. Weather models continue to have all sorts of issues regarding early next week and we prefer to wait for them to settle down over the next few days to see where they take us. The pattern continues to favor cold air mass after cold air mass to come down from Canada into next week.

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