Weekend Winter Weather Update Posted 5:40am 12/7/18
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Good Friday morning! We are now about 36 hours away from the start of winter weather here in the county. This blog post this morning is going to be short because the models are starting to get a good grasp on the storm track and the precipitation types.
We will see rain start to move into the county around midday Saturday. The rain may start out very light as the air will be dry so most will evaporate before reaching the ground. As we continue through the afternoon hours on Saturday rain will become widespread around the county.
Late Saturday evening a wintry mix will begin to move into the county. Model data has this continuing through 1pm Sunday afternoon. During this period we will see all types of precipitation form rain, snow, sleet & freezing rain.
The models show a transition to mainly sleet and snow as we move through the afternoon and evening hours Sunday into the day on Monday. By late afternoon Monday we will see the precipitation come to an end and move out.
We will see accumulation totals by 1pm Sunday ranging from 1-6 inches of snowfall around the county.
Ice accumulation will also be likely by 1pm Sunday. Totals ranging from a trace to a tenth of an inch are possible.
For the duration of the storm. I am forecasting 4-9 inches of snowfall accumulation around the county with ice accumulations of around a tenth to a quarter of an inch. I will continue to post updates right here and on social media. As always thank you for following Rowan County Weather!