Sunday’s freezing rain updateJanuary 27th, 2013 at 12:15 pm by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather
We’re continuing to monitor this afternoon and evening’s freezing rain/ice potential. The widespread frozen precip won’t arrive until late in the afternoon, but some scattered patches of freezing drizzle and sleet are possible from now until then.
Freezing rain is our biggest concern with today’s system, since it will lay down ice accumulation on area roads creating dangerous driving conditions. Drive with care and caution if you must head out tonight.
Temperatures will warm above freezing late this evening and the precip will become all rain and stay that way as we get Monday underway.
However, the longer the above freezing temps hold off, the more ice that will be possible. Areas north of Fort Wayne in Indiana and northwest Ohio have the potential to pick up slightly higher ice accumulations (up to 0.4″). Of course, in these more northerly locations, the warmer air arriving from the south will take longer to arrive. While the accumulation numbers seem small, when it comes to ice, these numbers are significant.
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