Weekend Icy Threats

Jan. 12, 2017: Good news for us- our area stays dry for a little while, giving us a break from an active week so far. More icy rain is on the way this weekend, however.

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Round 1: This round misses the Stateline, but it will be important to pay attention to if you are making weekend plans out of town. A wintry mix of sleet, rain, and/or snow starts falling southeast of I-80 after 6 pm Friday, and lasts through noon on Saturday. Minor ice accumulations are possible. Again, this won’t affect us, but it will impact your plans if you are heading to Chicago or Indiana for the weekend.

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Round 2: This bout of precipitation takes the form of light snow or flurries. We may see a few of those float through the Stateline late Friday night into early Saturday morning. Accumulations will be minor, just like round 1. We won’t see much if any impacts from this round, but don’t be surprised if we get a dusting of snow by Saturday morning.

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Round 3: Pay attention to this round. Freezing rain is possible starting Sunday night into early Monday before temperatures warm enough to have all rainfall. The duration of the freezing rain is up in the air right now. There is potential, however, for enough freezing rain to cause traffic headaches with very slippery roads, plus a coating of ice on trees and power lines. For now, pay close attention to the forecast through the weekend for updates on this round of icy weather.

-Alex

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This post was written by Alex Kirchner on January 12, 2017

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