Pinpoint Weather: Foggy conditions early then spotty snow showers possible today
Patchy Black Ice is possible this morning, especially in the higher elevated locations. Foggy weather from last night also produced some freezing fog, which may have left a light icy glaze on your car or sidewalk this morning. Take it easy heading out the door this morning as roads may still be slick from the ice.
As for the snow, expect the snow showers to linger in the mountain region most of the day. The snow will be slow and steady and last until early Sunday. The amount of accumulation will be in the 2 – 5” range by the time Sunday morning rolls around. The mountains will effective absorb most of the snowfall and leave little for the rest of the counties east of the foothills. But don’t be surprised if some snow bursts arrive from time to time.
Overall, Saturday looks to be a day that is typical for our region in the winter, west facing slopes get snow while others keep an eye out. Cold and breezy weather will define the weekend and into the MLK Jr. Holiday. Not a lot of sunshine over the weekend, but for most, not a lot of rain or snow either.
Sunday will see little change meteorologically as the pattern of mountain snow and breezy conditions remains. Highs each day of the weekend will be in the low to middle 40s as overnight lows dip a few degrees below freezing.
Monday should be similar to the earlier weekend days with temps in the 40s, breezy NW wind and mountain snow. By the end of the weekend the amount of snow on the mountain will still not be all that impressive and the slow and steady nature of the deposits will be well received.
Tuesday shows some signs of a warm up, but not much. There is still a good chance for some west slope snow, but again, a dry pattern east. The next big widespread rain/snow event is not slated to arrive until the end of the week.
In the meantime, prepare to deal with some typical January weather. Watch the streets for slick spots and if you are traveling west, keep an eye out for brief rounds of snow showers.
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