Early Friday January 17th – Wintry Mess to Start our Friday

Before we improve for the rest of the weekend

Good early Friday morning, everyone. We managed to stay dry for our Thursday. With the cloud cover holding tough, though, we were certainly cooler compared to the 50s and 60s we saw on Wednesday. Highs ranged from about 30 degrees in our northern counties to about 40 degrees in our southern counties while we stayed dry yesterday. As we went through yesterday afternoon and evening, we saw winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings go out for our area to get the weekend underway. The rain, freezing rain and sleet started working in last evening and will contribute to a messy start to our Friday. This storm system will be our primary focus for the blog this morning. Your latest look at this system, including the extended forecast into the middle of next week, is right below…

Don’t forget that Doug has your long range forecast based off his Heady Pattern through February down below.

Have a good Friday and let’s be careful on the roads in case any slick spots come up.


Long range forecast through late February:

January 24th – 25th: A break in between systems on Friday as we turn cold again. Another shot for rain and snow will return on Saturday.

January 26th – February 1st: Warming up early in the week with rain chances on Monday and Tuesday.  Colder with snow chances on Wednesday.  Staying cool the rest of the week with rain chances on Saturday.

February 2nd-8th:  A cool start but mild temperatures by the middle of the week.  Rain chances on Wednesday and Thursday, we could end with a little snow by Friday.

February 9th-15th:  A cool first half of the week with slight chances for rain on Monday and Tuesday.  A bigger system with rain and snow chances on Friday.

February 16th-22nd:  Mainly a cool week with rain and snow chances on Sunday and then again on Thursday and Friday.

February 23rd-29th:  A mild start but a cold finish to the week.  Rain and snow chances on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Mainly dry and cool the rest of the week.

February:  Very active and cold middle of the month with several shots for snow!