Messy Storm Tonight

Hello everyone! 

My apologies for the irregular posting this week, holiday plans have thrown a wrench into the normal schedule. Just wanted to give a quick update on tonight’s storm system which looks to bring snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain depending on location. After increasing clouds and cool temps in the 20’s today, look for precip to overspread the area from west to east this evening. Before then, a period of freezing drizzle is likely along the coast with some very slick travel and light accumulations expected. 

The storm will evolve in three different ways for the three basic locations. The mountains will see a couple inches of snow this evening before transitioning to sleet and freezing rain tonight into tomorrow morning. Ice accumulations of .1″ are expected along with a general 2-4″ of snow. 

The foothills will see a brief shot of snow this evening before going over to sleet and freezing rain tonight. Some raindrops of the non-freezing variety could mix in in southern foothill areas such as interior Cumberland County but the dominant precip type for this event is likely to be ZR. Ice accumulations of .05-.15″ are expected along with a coating-2″ of snow.

The coast will see freezing drizzle this afternoon/evening with a trace of ice expected before a brief period of sleet this evening. By tonight, temps should be above freezing and normal rain will be the dominant precip type. All precip will come to a close tomorrow morning with just upslope flurries left by lunchtime tomorrow.

Another storm is looking more and more likely later this week. 

Jack

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