Written By: Scott Hetsko
A new month begins this weekend and along with it some milder air too. The image above is a forecast around 1 a.m. Sunday for temperature at around 5,000 feet. Meteorologists employ this level often because it's an important parameter to determine whether a Winter storm will bring snow, mix or just plain rain. Notice that little WHITE line over Rochester, that's the freezing line up where precipitation is being produced.
Looks likely that a quick moving storm will bring a shot of snow followed by a period of sleet or freezing rain then colder air flows back in for Sunday and Monday.