Published: Mon, January 09, 2017
National | By Traci Kelley

Just cold on Saturday, with more snow on the way


High temperatures Friday will be in the mid-30s before dropping below 32 degrees after sunset and remaining below the freezing mark throughout the weekend.

Mr. Card expected a tapering off later tonight followed by another batch of snow to fall around midnight.

Up to 3 inches of sleet, snow and freezing rain is possible in the Winter Storm Warning area, with amounts to 2 inches elsewhere.

The freezing rain is expected to continue into Saturday evening and then change over to rain as temperatures rise above freezing Saturday night or Sunday. In fact, the snow may already be over west of Interstate 95 by noon, and should be ending in Southern Maryland by 3 or 4 p.m. unless the storm slows down or turns more to the north. Residents in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions can expect the frigid conditions to persist through Monday before temperatures begin to moderate in the middle of the week.

Winds could reach 10 to 20 miles per hour, with gusts up to 35 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.

The American Red Cross is urging safety for the region ahead of the impending winter weather. Either way, there will be a sharp cut-off for those who see snow and those who do not, mainly due to dry air moving in from the north and west. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

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The warning is in effect from 7 a.m. Saturday morning to 1 a.m. early Sunday morning.

The storm lingered in northeastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia, where blizzard conditions were reported. The moisture this storm forces inland will battle with very dry air over the 'Burg.

A piece of Helena is also expected to bring light snow from the central Plains to parts of the East.

The weather service reports that flooding from ice jams in rivers and rain hitting frozen ground could occur this week in East Idaho. Some computer guidance is showing that more rain and sleet might mix with the snow, cutting on the predicted accumulations.

Fox 61 Meteorologist Sam Sampieri said four to eight inches of snow were expected in the Hartford region, two to four inches in western CT and eight to 12 in eastern CT.

A hazardous weather outlook has been issued for Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania. Last night's version of the GFS (top) argued for little or no snow, while today's forecast (bottom) supports an inch or two into the city and upward of four inches across southern Calvert and all of St. Mary's counties.

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