QC Weather Watch
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Skies will become mostly cloudy early today. A front that has stalled out across the area will be responsible for light rain today. Those of us along and south of I-80 may not see the light rain or sprinkles until later in the afternoon. Temperatures will still manage to reach normal levels in the mid and upper 40s.
As colder air rushes in late tonight, snow will develop. These snow showers will continue through very early Wednesday morning. 1 to 4 inches of accumulation looks possible along and south of I-80 with those located along or south of highway 34 seeing the higher of those totals. A few 5 inch totals cannot be ruled out in our southern counties. Temperatures on Wednesday will only reach into the upper 20s.
Seasonal weather returns as early as Thursday. Mostly sunny skies and highs in the low 40s are expected.
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The First Alert Forecast from Meteorologist Kevin Phelps
We will start off as another mild day in the QC, but a cold front will arrive early afternoon stopping temps in the mid and upper 40s. With temps so mild expect precip to start off as rain then switch over to snow late tonight. The one thing we will have going for us, is the ground temp being above freezing melting the initial snowfall, making it difficult to forecast snow amounts. At this time a winter weather advisory is in effect for areas southeast of the QC until 10AM Wednesday where heavier amounts of 2-4" area likely. The QC is looking at lower amounts in the 1-2" range at this time, but any shift north in the track and major changes will need to be made. This is still a fluid situation as models continue to wobble a little, but it looks like another mid-March light snow event at this time. We will cool down to the 30s on Wednesday before the 40s and low 50s return for the end of the week.
TODAY: Increasing clouds. High: 47° Wind: E 5-15 mph.
TONIGHT: Wintry mix to all snow. Low: 26° Wind: N 10-20 mph.
WEDNESDAY: Light snow early, total accumulation of 1-2" of slushy snow. High: 34°.
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