Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 30 by 5 p.m. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. The winter weather advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. until midnight.
The National Weather Service says much colder air will move into the area Saturday and the wind will pick up as an Arctic front sweeps in. All rain should be expected through late Friday night and may lead to some flooding concerns in areas where drains are covered by snow.
The storm is expected to gradually end on Friday. We're watching the potential for some snow early next week around Tuesday or Wednesday. This includes rain plus the water equivalent of snow and ice.
Some of Friday's rain will be heavy and may come with thunder. There could be some spotty freezing rain or sleet, but the bigger story is the rapid drop in temperatures. Temperatures will drop from the upper 20's for tailgaters to the low 20's by the time that Pats are celebrating their victory.
Travel will be unsafe, particularly in the Friday morning commute.
The system is expected to exit the region Friday night.
SUNDAY: Partly cloudy skies and frigid temperatures continue, with a high temperature of 23 degrees. There's a chance of light snow Sunday afternoon through Monday.
NWS has issued a Winter Weather Advisory.
We have a multi-faceted, highly impactful 24 hours of weather ahead with flooding rains followed by a flash freeze. Possible isolated to scattered power outages are also worth noting and preparing for. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. One to two inches of sleet and snow accumulation is expected. "Up to 0.1" of ice may accumulate and may form a glaze of ice on untreated roads. "Use extra caution when venturing out", the National Weather Service said in a statement.
Tonight, the low will be around 8 with a wind chill reading between minus 2 and 3, plus a north wind of 7 to 9 miles per hour, according to the weather service.
Snowfall will stop in southern IL between 6 and 9 A.M, but will continue until noon for west Kentucky. The precipitation stops on Saturday, but the cold temperatures will remain into early next week, according to forecasters.
When it returns, the icing will be mostly in southern ME and New Hampshire, making the roads slippery for motorists, meteorologist James Brown said.
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