Heavy rain, dense fog and possible sleet to spoil another NJ weekend

Jose Verdugo
Enero 13, 2018

By 11 a.m., the temperature had fallen to 19 degrees as light snow fell.

As of Tuesday night, the models are starting to come to a better agreement about the storm system that's expected to impact the Ohio Valley Friday into Saturday.

FRIDAY: Cloudy, windy and turning colder with rain changing to freezing rain and sleet in the morning and then snow in the afternoon.

The reports out of Western Kentucky early Friday morning reported more sleet than freezing rain due to a deeper layer of cold air near the surface, which allowed the liquid to freeze into ice pellets instead of staying liquid all the way to the ground. Total ice accumulations of around one tenth will be possible with total snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches expected.

Power outages have been reported in IN and Kentucky.

A winter weather advisory was in effect for far northeast and eastern Oklahoma, and parts of northwest Arkansas until 9 p.m. Thursday. Some areas southeast will still be seeing a wintry mix.

Rain will transition to a mix of sleet and snow as the sun rises on the weekend.

"Upper 50s around 60 (degrees) for the highs today has melted much of the snow", he said. As of now, if flooding were to happen, it would likely be later Friday into Saturday morning.

Heavy rain, dense fog and possible sleet to spoil another NJ weekend
Heavy rain, dense fog and possible sleet to spoil another NJ weekend

We don't think it's related to the snow dance that Winterfest organizers have been working on, but something has lead the National Weather Service in Spokane to expand a Winter Storm Warning to include the Chelan Valley. Ice and snow accumulations are expected to be higher across northeast OH and northwest Pennsylvania with somewhat higher snow amounts in the snowbelt of northeast OH and northwest Pennsylvania.

The system is expected to exit the region Friday night.

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a regionwide winter storm watch, in effect Thursday evening. A strong cold front will push temperatures to below freezing. Take the time now to develop a plan for a potential power outage.

"Less snow would mean more ice accumulation, which could range from a trace to a glaze of 0.25" or more.

Gusty winds are possible in wind prone areas producing localized blowing and drifting snow and reduced visibility.

Sleet and ice accumulations could make traveling hard.

Although moderate rain fell across the area at the beginning of the morning commute, the roads turned slick around 8 a.m. after temperatures dipped below freezing. The cold front moved through Kentuckiana a little earlier than expected with temperatures crashing before dawn along the I-65 corridor. Memphis and Shelby County will be on the line with nothing up to an inch.

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