Published: Fri, February 23, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Icy Friday am commute on tap; rain likely this weekend

Icy Friday am commute on tap; rain likely this weekend

New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Forecasters said commuters should plan for hard travel conditions, with reduced visibility at times.

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. Friday as another winter storm heads toward Northern Arizona. If enough rain falls, the ice we see this evening will start to melt away and improve road conditions for the morning commute.

On Saturday, the sun will rise at 7:10:53 a.m. and set at 6:16:07 p.m. West southwest wind 5 to 15 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent during the day and in the evening, according to NWS. Little or no snow and sleet accumulation is expected.

Rain is likely overnight with a low around 43 degrees. Winds pick up out of the East to around 10mph, that onshore breeze introduces a slight chance (30%) for a shower after 10:00a.m.

Saturday: Snow and freezing rain, possibly mixed with rain before 2 p.m., then snow, possibly mixed with rain. It's hard to say at this point whether is more New England vs. mid-Atlantic or vise-versa, but worthy of watching since tides are astronomically high in early March. Winds N 5-10 miles per hour.

Expect more snow on Saturday. Winds could gust as high as 20 miles per hour.

We topped out in the toasty warm low 80s this afternoon under partly cloudy skies. East southeast wind 3 to 6 miles per hour. Winds could gust as high as 18 miles per hour. Southwest wind 8 to 13 miles per hour increasing to 15 to 20 miles per hour in the afternoon.

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