A Messy Sunday

Posted at 7:08 AM, Feb 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-10 07:08:10-05

A few flurries are getting going in the southwest and south-central counties. A line of wintry mix will make for a slippery morning on the roads. Use caution when heading out to the Sunday services. Eventually rain and snow will change over to all rain and we keep that trend going much of this week. Temperatures are starting below freezing, but we’ll quickly warm into the upper 30s and low 40s by the afternoon.

We’re seeing the first few flurries and flakes show up on the MaxTrack. The line of wintry mix is headed for us in the next few hours. As warm air rises above the freezing air at the surface, a brief hit of freezing rain could cause minor icing issues. Slippery roads are expected all day, but the morning will bring the biggest threat we see today. Bigger threats will arise through early week with the potential for flooding. We already have saturated ground soil from the recent rains, and we’re adding another 2” to 3” on top of that. Water is already running high in rivers, creeks, streams, and lakes. Use caution when driving near these or in areas that are flood-prone. High water covering roads can be extremely dangerous and leave you stranded. NEVER drive through a flooded roadway. A FLOOD WATCH is in effect for most of the state through Tuesday afternoon.