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Freezing rain, snow and ice today

• Jan 12, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Today’s snow accumulation might be less than originally anticipated. 

In its latest forecast, the National Weather Service is calling from 2 to 5 inches. That’s down from the 4- to 9-inch estimate.

Regardless of the amount of snowfall, however, driving conditions will be poor today as freezing rain and sleet is forecast for the afternoon. A winter weather advisory will be in effect from noon today to 4 a.m. Saturday.

The precipitation will usher in cold and blustery conditions. From Saturday through Wednesday, highs will be in the teens and lows in the single digits. By Thursday, the temperature could stretch into the lower 20s.

Today, the sun will rise at 7:54:31 a.m. and set at 5:23:43 p.m.

On Saturday, the sun will rise at 7:54:08 a.m. and set at 5:24:50 p.m.

 

Local forecast

Today - Rain and sleet before 1 p.m., then freezing rain and sleet between 1 and 2 p.m., then snow and sleet after 2 p.m. Temperature falling to around 23 by 4 p.m. Breezy, with a north wind 14 to 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Tonight - Snow. Low around 16. Wind chill values as low as zero. Blustery, with a north wind around 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Saturday - Snow likely, mainly before 1 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 19. North wind 14 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Saturday night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5.

Sunday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 18.

Sunday night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9.

M.L.King Day - Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 24. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Monday night - A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 11. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Tuesday - Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18.

Tuesday night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6.

Wednesday - Partly sunny, with a high near 16.

Wednesday night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8.

Thursday - Partly sunny, with a high near 21.

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