FRIDAY: High temperatures will reach the upper 30s under cloudy skies a winds increase from the east at 15-20 mph, giving us wind chills in the low to mid 20s. Light rain will move in from the west after 3 PM and increase into the evening. Areas near HWY 36 will see sleet and snow as the precipitation moves in.
TONIGHT: Rain will continue Friday night, transitioning to all snow from northwest to southeast through the night as the freezing line moves south. Areas farther south will have rain for much of the night Friday before it turns to snow. Temperatures drop steadily through the night, from close to freezing at midnight to the mid 20s early Saturday morning.
EXTENDED: Snowfall amounts look higher north of I-70 and lower as you head south. There is the potential of 5-7 inches of snow north of HWY 24 with 2-5″ south. As arctic air moves in Saturday, northerly winds will increase to near 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph, causing reduced visibility from blowing and drifting snow. Temperatures will drop into the teens Saturday evening and to 5-10 degrees by Sunday morning with wind chills as low as 10 below zero. High temperatures Sunday only reach near 20 with mostly sunny skies and diminishing northerly winds. We’ll warm back into the 30s Monday under partly cloudy skies. The next storm system is expected to move in Tuesday with rain changing to snow and gusty northerly winds. Accumulating snow is possible Tuesday afternoon so be sure to check the newest forecast in the coming days. Stick with ABC 17 on-air and online for the newest information.