We have a very mess week coming our way. The first storm system is approaching. We are going to have a mix of snow and rain develop this evening and then spread northward. This mix should go to all rain in most spots south of I-80, though with temperatures near freezing, some of this rain will actually be freezing rain which can cause an icing on some untreated surfaces. Farther to the north, the precipitation will be mostly snow and a few inches are possible in the counties north of I80. This system will be a quick mover and with a shift in the wind, most of the precipitation will come to an end early Tuesday morning.
We’ll have some leftover rain and snow showers Tuesday morning and then it will become windy and colder with scattered snow showers and flurries during the afternoon. Temperatures Tuesday will hold mostly in the 30s, but will drop into the 20s during the afternoon on some of the ridges. Scattered snow showers and flurries will continue Tuesday night into early Wednesday but then clouds should break for some sunshine. It’s going to be a cold day on Wednesday with highs in the 20s to the lower 30s. A clear sky and light winds will set the stage for a cold night Wednesday night. This cold air may very likely set the stage for a mess as the next storm system comes our way. Clouds will thicken early Thursday and a wintry mix of snow, ice and/or rain develops. This may cause some travel issues and potentially can cause widespread issues on the roads depending on the track of the storm. We will know a lot more as time gets closer. This mix should change to snow showers on Friday. Temperatures will not rise higher than the middle 30s on Thursday and then likely only briefly rise into the 40s early Friday before chillier air returns to the region. Saturday will be brisk and chilly with highs in the 30s to near 40 with a mix of clouds and sunshine and only the chance for a flurry. Another push of cold air will arrive with a gusty wind on Sunday with highs in the upper 20s to the middle 30s. We’ll warm up a little more before Thanksgiving.