Rain + Cold = Ice is the equation for this weekend

13 January, 2018, 03:50 | Author: Bert Pena
  • Boulder could see rain and snow today before clear skies return on Thursday

This will be rain in southern areas through daybreak Saturday, but with colder air moving in at low and mid levels, some icing (freezing rain and possibly sleet) is likely by mid or late morning until precipitation shuts off by about 1pm.

Wind chill values will be between -6 and 4 degrees on Friday in the capital city and northeast Kansas, according to the National Weather Service in Topeka. Total daytime accumulation will be less than an inch.

A second system will arrive later Friday night into the early afternoon hours of Saturday.

Friday is starting out wet and mild, with a steady rain and temperatures expected to exceed 60 degrees.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy turning partly cloudy with snow tapering to snow showers.

The low will be about 24 degrees with partly cloudy skies and winds continuing.

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Northwest wind speeds are expected to reach between 13 to 17 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 30 miles per hour. The low will be about 8 degrees with the chance for more snow at about 50 percent.

"It's a good, old-fashioned winter weather nightmare", Casey said of the messy system packing the potential for heavy rain, sleet, ice accumulations and snow.

According to AccuWeather's forecasters, Sunday will be sunny and 23, the high will hit 28 on Monday and on Tuesday will reach 34.

The National Weather Service is eagerly monitoring models ahead of Friday's wintry blast.

In New Hampshire, state safety officials encouraged residents to clear drains, culverts and roofs of snow, ice and debris to prevent possible flooding and damage.

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