Reported by: Chief Meteorologist Joe Murgo
The storm system that brought blizzard conditions to the middle of the nation will not directly move across our area, but the storm is bringing a front and a wintry mix to our region. Currently we have a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain. This mix will likely go to rain for a time in the valley locations later tonight as temperatures slowly rise. Because of this, the winter weather advisory in effect for most of the region with a winter storm warning in Somerset county is set to be expire at 1am. Be careful though as there will be some slick travel, especially across the higher terrain. There will also be some pretty dense fog across the high spots so please be careful when driving. There still will be some rain and snow Wednesday morning then it will turn breezy and milder with clouds, some peeks of sunshine and scattered rain and snow showers. Temperatures will rise into the 40s in some spots before colder air starts to slip back into the region. The end of the work week will be windy, cold and a bit unsettled. Each day Thursday through Saturday will feature more clouds than sunshine with a brisk wind. There will be scattered flurries and snow showers each day. There still could be some rain mixed in at some spots Thursday with highs near 40. Friday and Saturday will be colder with highs in the lower to middle 30s. Sunday will be even a little colder yet with a mix of clouds and sunshine and only the slight chance for flurries. Monday into Tuesday will be partly sunny and chilly with cold air slipping into the region from Canada.