Friday, February 12, 2016

Valentines Wintry Mix Update

We are still watching Valentines Day closely for the chance of a wintry mix. There has not been much change in the forecast, but it does appear to be speeding up a little. Here are my thoughts as of 3:30 PM on Friday, February 12th:

  • This still does not appear to be a big winter storm, but minor travel impacts are possible.
  • The precipitation looks to come in a little faster than previously thought.
  • Scattered sleet comes in on Sunday morning.
  • Sleet will be off and on through the day on Sunday.
  • Some areas switching to freezing rain.
  • Any accumulation of sleet will be less than 1"
  • Any accumulation of freezing rain should be less than 0.25".
  • Watch each newscast for the latest update on new data and analysis. 
Let's look at some maps to see what radar might look like. First, the sleet arriving Sunday morning:
By the lunchtime, we still have some sleet and freezing rain:
By the 10:00 News, many areas may be barely above freezing with just some showers:

We are watching it closely! Stay tuned.

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