BLOG: Discussing our chances of light freezing rain on Monday
This winter, so far, has been more about the weaker systems than the all-out snow storms (with the exception of the one in early December). In keeping with that tradition, we have our eyes on a system that will provide a little wintry mix in parts of the area on Monday.
With temperatures near to below freezing at the surface and temperatures a few thousand feet up above freezing, we find ourselves in a predicament where light freezing rain may be a concern at times on Monday. The better chance looks to be from 8 AM west to about 2 p.m. east of the Tri-Cities.
Most forecast data points to the fact that this precipitation will be very light, on the order of 0.1" or less. Still, that has an impact. While it may not be an all-out crippling ice storm, we expect some slippery roads and sidewalks along with coated car windshields. Have the ice scraper handy just in case!
This is also cause for some schedule changes for area schools. For the latest, be sure to check on our closings page.
Be sure to check back for frequent updates, as we continue to monitor this pattern. After this, we will likely hit 60° in the Tri-Cities in the middle of the week, before crashing down again next weekend.