Saturday, December 27, 2008

Mixed Precipitation...

The Holidays have been busy, thus I'm sure with everyone traveling the road conditions have been important to many. There hasn't been too many problems thus far, with mainly some snow and blowing snow to contend with on the roads. Yesterday was quite warm with a warm front moving north over the state allowing temperatures to reach well into the 30s and 40s even with snow cover. These warmer temperatures are now on their way back down with a cold front passing through the state. This cold front and associated low(s) are responsible for areas of sleet/snow and freezing rain over parts of the state this morning.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for many areas along and east of I-35 for this mixed bag of precipitation that should continue through this afternoon and into the overnight hours. Areas along I-35 should see light accumulations of both sleet and freezing rain during the day, with snow beginning in the evening and into the early overnight with accumulations of 1-3 inches of snow. Further east the situation becomes a bit messier with rain expected through much of the day, with isolated thunderstorms even included in the forecast. Rainfall totals of a quarter to half-inch are possible, with an eventual change to sleet/snow being possible during the evening and into the overnight. Travel conditions are likely to be hazardous over the eastern half of the state beginning this evening and continuing through the overnight hours with the mixed precipitation.