Dreary, gloomy…good words to describe today. A combination of cold showers, sleet, snow and graupel fell today. By the way graupel is created when ice crystals form on a snowflake. You could describe it as a snow pellet.
Temperatures this afternoon reached the low 40s in most spots. That’s below the average for late February.
Despite the fact that surface temperatures were above freezing, it was cold enough above the surface for that snow or sleet to fall.
The light winter mix is exiting slowly tonight. As temperatures drop, it will be all snow falling. The most likely place to see accumulation will be on the Cumberland Plateau. Our in house RPM model is not showing an impressive amount lingering.
However it is still possible to see some light accumulation to the east.
With the temperature drop and some wetness left on the roads, patchy black ice will form. So beware of slick spots for tomorrow morning’s drive, especially on bridges and overpasses.
The weather will take a big flip flop for the weekend. Temperatures will soar Saturday and Sunday.
I’d plan to spend some time outdoors this weekend. Join me for more on the forecast on Channel 4 News at 10pm.