Pinpoint Weather: Cold start to the weekend, rain expected Sunday

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The snow cleared the region just after midnight Thursday into Friday and the cold air has arrived. The winds were the noticeable feature in the mountains today and the mercury will not rise above freezing in a number of locations today. 

This is our coldest day this season, and tonight will be the coldest.  Make sure to keep yourself bundled up and dry if you have to go outside tonight as the temps will dip into the single digits. The good news is that the winds will be relaxing so the bitter air will not get a boost to even colder “feels like” conditions as wind chill values stay close to actual values.

Saturday looks to be on the cold side, but a bit warmer than Friday. There will be a decent amount of sunshine to help get rid of any snow but we may be seeing a few pockets of black ice on some roads into Sunday morning. Highs will be about 10 degrees above where Friday’s highs were, topping out in the middle 30s to low 40s. 

Clouds will start to arrive on Saturday afternoon and the temps will dip below freezing again Sunday morning. But there is going to be a big change in the pattern Sunday as warmer air arrives from the south and southeast. That milder air will be in place just in time to catch another cold front arriving from the west. The result Sunday will be rain.

There is a bit of freezing rain expected ahead of the rain in the mountains, then there is a bit of snow expected on the back end of the rain as it exits late in the evening.  Highs Sunday will be into the low 50s or upper 40s, well above freezing so rain is the call for most spots. The NRV and Highlands look to be the only spots that will have to deal with transitions on the front end and the back.

Monday through the rest of the workweek (until Friday) I expect to see plenty of clear skies and wintry temperatures. The coldest day will be Tuesday with highs in the 30s and lows in the teens.

Stay Safe
John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist

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