Pinpoint Weather: Cold and breezy weekend ahead, still icy in spots

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The area will be dealt yet another wintry hand over the weekend. This will be the first weekend in a while when snow or freezing rain is not in the forecast, but the bite of old man winter is still in play. Temperatures this weekend will be several degrees below normal regionwide and the 10 – 15 mph winds will not help much in the “feels like” temperature department.

A cold arctic air mass is slated to overtake the region and provide us with bitter cold overnight lows in the teens and 20s while only allowing us to reach the upper 30s to low 40s each afternoon.  Normal temps for this time of year are in the 50s for highs and the 30s for lows.  The cold air will be accompanied by a breeze as well, not windy but breezy but couple that with the cold air, even a slight breeze will make it feel like single digits and below in some spots.

The other issue for the weekend will be the refreezing of the snow/slush melt.  There may be enough solar energy to melt a good deal of the sleet and snow and ice that is lingering around from Thursday’s storm, so that will have the chance to refreeze overnight each weekend night.  Black ice is possible in some locations. 

Saturday will be cold and breeze with highs in the 30s, and the overnight low into Sunday morning will be in the teens.  Sunday looks dry to start and will stay that way into the evening. Slightly milder temps are slated for Sunday with highs in the low 40s. Clouds may appear late in the day Sunday ahead of a cold front that will give us a nice bout or rain Monday. The rain may be mixed with a bit of sleet at times, before tapering off overnight.

Tuesday and Wednesday will be warmer and dry. Highs will hit 60 on Wednesday if all goes to plan and we will see a good deal of sunshine. Another winter storm is slated for Friday with a mix of snow and rain and sleet and freezing rain. So, enjoy the mild mid-week temps, more wintry weather returns by late week.

Stay safe

John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist 

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