Expect slippery commutes this evening, Thursday morning

Snow expected to arrive mid-afternoon today will make the evening and Thursday morning commutes especially treacherous, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Rich Wirdzek said Tuesday night.

The precipitation is expected to track across the area from the northwest to the southeast, making roads slippery after sunset. The snowfall will taper late this evening, leaving behind 1 to 2 inches. Plummeting temps that will settle at near 10 degrees will keep roads nasty for Thursday morning’s commute.

Thursday: A few flurries may be lingering. Clouds will break into the night. Highs in the upper-teens. Mostly clear skies at night will allow lows to fall into the single digits.

Friday: A bitter cold start with temperatures in the single digits and wind chills below zero. Mostly sunny skies through the day. Highs climb back to around 30 degrees.

Saturday: Warming up to about 40 degrees. Clouds increase. A passing shower is possible early. Better chance for some rain or snow late.

Sunday: Early snow showers will change to rain and overspread the area. Milder period with early high temps in the mid-40s. But in the afternoon, a cold front will drop temps into the 30s to change rain back to light snow before it all ends late.

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