A snowy scene along North 4th Street in downtown Burlington on February 9, 2018 / Photo credit: Landon Mitchell, KGRS-FM
Snow Thursday night into Friday
Periods of light rain mixed with light snow will develop by midnight — and later in the night, precipitation will be falling in the form of all snow area-wide. Precipitation will need to overcome the dry air we have in place, so it will likely be between 4:00 and 8:00 in the morning when we will see the most robust snow — accumulating to 1 to 2 inches in most spots. With much of the snow potentially falling before sunrise, along with cooling ground temperatures, snow will add up on cars, grassy areas, and even pavement — particularly driveways, sidewalks, and untreated and less traveled roads.
Periods of snow showers or flurries will continue in spots at times, especially south, with little additional accumulation Friday. Temperatures will be around 30 Thursday night and not warming much from there on Friday — perhaps to the freezing mark with cloudiness and brisk northwest winds of 25 miles per hour to bring a wind chill of just 15 or 20 degrees. Make sure your shovels, ice scrapers, and winter weather apparel and driving skills are ready to go. Save extra time for school and work.