Written By: Scott Hetsko
Rain, heavy at times will fall in our region Saturday through early Sunday as waves of low pressure will ride along a front draped across the area. The trick for us is to figure out how much low level cold air advects into Saturday night. As I have been saying all along, there will be SOME ice but overall plain rain will be the dominant precipitation type. The critical hours are from about 5 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. on Sunday when the highest risk of freezing rain exists. During those 12 hours, between 1 and 1 1/2 inches of MOSTLY rain will likely fall.
If you're reading this from areas South of I-90, you really should not be too concerned with ice. Whatever falls will be a lot and enough to practically rid the area of any snow. Localized flooding along area creeks and streams is likely on Sunday as snow melt runoff combined with heavy rain may push some outside their usual geography.