One-Two Punch To Wrap Up the Week

Posted at 1:30 PM, Jan 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-16 18:33:40-05

Today was another gloomy, winter day with light freezing drizzle and mist before temperatures got above the freezing mark. Otherwise, it’s been cloudy, cold, and wet. Temperatures will remain in the upper 30s/low 40s due to the thick cloud coverage overhead. Still, compared to what we have coming up this weekend, it’s a walk in the park.

We’re tracking two low pressure centers looking to bring rain and wintry weather to the Commonwealth as we wrap up the work week and begin the weekend. The first of the two storms will bring in rain early Thursday morning. Showers will generally be light but some spots of moderate are possible. Rain amounts look to remain below a half inch. The second of the two will not arrive until Saturday morning. Temperatures will remain above freezing at it arrives, so precipitation will start as rain. A subsequent cold front will drop temperatures quickly late Saturday night and Sunday morning. As this happens, snow will become the primary form of precipitation. A few inches are possible through the course of the day Sunday which could make driving difficult. Amounts will be hammered out through the next few days.