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Roads Staying Icy For Now

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Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion: 

We’re off and falling back into the teens already this evening with lows likely sitting in the low teens and possible single digits for outlying areas for early Tuesday. Thus any melting of the ice and snow on the roads will re-freeze overnight, leaving roads super icy again. That’ll be 8 nights below 32 degrees and now 5 days below freezing as well. Wow!

Not much relief is coming for Tuesday or Wednesday, we’ll likely see a slow moderation of the airmass ahead of a storm that will help to melt all the snow Thursday and Friday. Highs the next few days will stay below freezing, near 30 both Tuesday and Wednesday. By Thursday, a storm brings a much warmer air (with plenty of moisture) for rain showers going into the weekend. However, the cold air that is stuck in the valley won’t move out quickly, so there’s a good chance we could see some periods of freezing rain inland before it changes over to all rain by late day and Friday.

By the weekend, its back to a more seasonal forecast, highs in the 40s and low 50s and showers on and off. We’ll dive into the freezing rain potential over the next couple of days. Otherwise, be safe on the roads!

Have a great Tuesday!

- Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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