Winter Storm Tonight
Quiet through the day with some sunshine and temperatures in the mid 40’s in Tri-Cities, 30’s in the higher elevations.
Moisture returns tonight, with snow expected before midnight. Widespread accumulations are likely, but will vary due to the temperature profile of the atmosphere changing throughout the night thanks to a warm layer of air riding over the colder shallow layer of air.
Breaking down the timing and precipitation type:
10pm to 2am: Snow to Snow/Sleet
2am to 7am: Snow/sleet mix to sleet/freezing rain
After 7am: Sleet/Freezing rain to all rain
Snow totals 10pm Wed to 7am Thursday
Areas west of I-81: 3” to 5”
I-81 Corridor: 1” to 3”
Mtns: 3” to 6”
Snow and Cold Friday
Cold air is back Friday with scattered snow showers and temperatures in the 30’s.
Conditions quiet down with some weekend sunshine. Temperatures will be chilly Saturday with mid 30’s Saturday, mid to upper 40’s Sunday.