Snow Arrives This Afternoon, Changes To Sleet And Ice This Evening

Hello everyone!

Today’s forecast reads straight from the month of December as we have cold air damming forecast this afternoon. After highs reach the low to mid 40’s around midday, a process known as evaporational cooling will allow a burst of snow to fall across most of area as precip arrives early this evening. Snow will change to rain fairly quickly along the immediate coastline as warmer air moves in off the ocean, but inland, cold air will remain dammed against the higher terrain. This will result in a change to sleet and freezing rain tonight as warm air surges in aloft. By tomorrow morning, temps at 4,000 feet will sit in the upper 50’s to low 60’s, while at the surface we’ll be stuck in the upper 30’s/low 40’s. Watch for slick travel both this evening and tomorrow morning, especially inland where colder temps will be more conducive to wintry precipitation sticking to roads.

-Jack