Monday, January 14, 2013

Chance of Freezing Rain

The storm coming in today is not a huge storm, but it could be a pesky storm... and sneaky. Most of the precipitation is going to fall south of us, but the latest data this morning suggests that we could get just enough into Region 8 to cause problems. As of 7AM, Cross, Crittenden, St. Francis and Mississippi counties in Region 8 are under Winter Weather Advisories, but I would not be shocked to see those extended northward based on the latest radar and model data. Here's what the HRRR is showing for lunchtime today. Click images to enlarge:

Notice, it brings light precipitation into Region 8. While it is light, even light precipitation can cause problems when it is in the form of freezing rain. The precip type algorithm used for this model suggests just that:
The area in red is freezing rain being projected. So, we will have to watch radar trends closely this morning and weather watcher reports. There may be times when it looks like we have precipitation on radar, but it is not making it to the ground due to dry air. We'll watch it closely!

There is a conference call with the National Weather Service at 9:30 AM. I'll post any new information they have to pass along. Don't forget to follow me on Twitter for the latest updates. The feed is on the right side of this page and at

Stay tuned and have a great day!


Anonymous said...

We live in Walnut Ridge, but my husband has to see a doctor at Mt. View Wednesday morning what will our drive be like?

Ryan said...

No road problem.