Icy Monday MorningJanuary 28th, 2013 at 6:49 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
This is just a quick update this morning. The precipitation has moved in a little ahead of schedule. This is common in overrunning events where warm moist air gets out ahead of the warm front and causes rain (or a wintry mix) in the cool zone to the north of the front. So this morning we have rain showers with some sleet and freezing rain mixing in.
The good news is that surface air temperatures have risen in the last couple of hours. So temps this morning are in the low/mid 30s as opposed to mid-upper 20s. Still… there are some ground temperatures that will stay near freezing for a bit longer. So icing will be a problem in some cities. It will vary city-by-city. So be careful as you could be driving over a wet ground, and then all of a sudden a spot of black ice forms. So take some extra time getting into work.
Later this morning temps will rise into the upper 30s to near 40. Highs today will be in the upper 40s with lots of clouds. Much warmer tomorrow with highs in the 60s.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler