What We’re Tracking:
- Showers overnight
- Rain and thunder tomorrow changing to snow
- Calmer week ahead
A Blizzard Warning has been issued for the northwestern counties of our viewing area that goes in effect from the early afternoon on Saturday until midnight Saturday.
We’ll stay slightly above freezing as we head into the overnight hours with lows dropping down into the middle to lower 30s. Rain will start entering the area later in the evening and will continue into tomorrow morning.
Now looking at tomorrow, the rain will start to pick up as we could see periods of heavier rain and thunder move through the viewing area. Following this system will be the cold front that is causing the Blizzard Warning to be in effect for the northwestern counties.
That cold front will move through around the middle of the day causing temperatures to drop and that will be when the transition to snow will occur with the high winds carrying over from the previous storm and continue to pick up staying around 25-35 mph. This system will produce blowing snow leaving relatively low visibilities with near whiteout conditions that will make roads messy. This, again, is just for the northwestern counties of the viewing area.
As far as the rest of the viewing area goes, Saturday will stay mostly rainy with those periods of heavier rain sticking with us through most of the day. The cold front will move through later in the afternoon/evening hours which will also lead to a transition to some light snow but accumulations seem to be minimal at this point most likely a dusting for our eastern and southeastern counties and start to increase as you head northwest with totals potentially reaching up to 6″ for those in the blizzard warning.
Temperatures for your Saturday night will drop back below freezing with lows in the middle to upper 20s so watch out for some slick spots on Sunday morning for those with minor accumulations as those could freeze over.
Things will start to clear out by Sunday along with temperatures returning to above freezing with afternoon highs in the upper 30s. We’ll continue to stay in the 30°-40° range for most of the week as things seem to calm down a bit as we head into the start of meteorological spring beginning on March 1st!
In terms of this weekend, make sure to stay up to date with the most up to date forecast by continuing to check out our website along with our KSNT News weather app.
KSNT Storm Track Chief Meteorologist Matt Miller