National Weather Service: Another inch of snow expected by Monday night
- Author: Leroy Wright Jan 16, 2018,
Jan 16, 2018, 7:23
The precipitation will later expand into the I-95 corridor by the afternoon and evening.
Not everyone will see snow. For now it still looks like a light event, but any snow will cause travel difficulties.
As of 3 p.m. Monday, Joliet recorded 4.7 inches of snowfall, according to the Joliet Weather Center. While most computer models are showing this scenario, it is still possible for the snow to make it farther south near Hwy 412. Those conditions may improve somewhat if the precipitation ends early enough in the afternoon Wednesday with temperatures slightly above freezing.
The National Weather Service's latest report from 2:14 p.m. states that a half inch of snow was measured in Gamaliel, Ark. on Monday morning.
That means any moisture on the roadways will re-freeze with light traffic conditions overnight with slick spots expected Wednesday morning. The image below shows the approximate time when the rain will start to transition into freezing rain and sleet.
However, there is some uncertainty with this storm, as well as another area of low pressure expected to form off the North Carolina coast Wednesday.
Texas Department of Transportation crews have treated roads throughout the Austin area including I35 in preparation for icy conditions.
As colder air surges into the ArkLaTex, temperatures will quickly drop behind the front.
Snow fell Sunday night into Monday morning.
A winter storm will bring as much as three inches of snow to our region Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. There is another storm system expected for the weekend with measurable snow expected in Denver and across the region. Around 1/10 of an inch of ice is generally expected, however pockets up to 1/4 of an inch of ice are possible.