Back to the sunshine

Sunny skies and warming temperatures
Posted at 6:44 PM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 18:44:49-05

This morning’s rain/snow event put down decent amounts of both types of precipitation, along with a few other types. Hard to believe anything fell with the return to sunshine for most this afternoon. Temperatures have recovered hitting the mid to upper 40s and low 50s across the state. Where clouds have not cleared and snow sits on the ground, temperatures remain in the upper 30s and low 40s. The sunshine is back for a few days before a good dose of rain this weekend.

Only a handful of snow reports came in this morning and most were in the 1” to 2” range. A few spots out in Pike and Martin counties recorded closer to 3” for the snowfall total. Snow was wet and slushy, and some southeastern roads suffered due to it. Still, it was a (by definition) minor snow event. Sunshine returned to most by the late morning and early afternoon as high pressure quickly moved in. We will keep the clear skies into Wednesday after some patchy morning fog. Temperatures will still be chilly Wednesday, but a BIG warm up is on the way. As clouds increase and rain returns, we will eventually reach the 60s by the weekend which will be near-record warmth. Rain showers will continue from Friday through Sunday making it a pretty soggy weekend ahead.