Freezing rain on the way for the Stratford area
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 20, 2019,
Feb 20, 2019, 17:40
School closings and delays will be possible Wednesday. In addition, they are concerned with the potential for accumulating ice as the storm system transitions from a snow to a mix to a freezing rain event throughout the course of Wednesday. This wintry mix is expected to make untreated surfaces slippery.
Snow is expected to rapidly develop during the late afternoon and evening hours.
Travel will quickly become very hard and will impact the Wednesday morning commute.
He said crews have been on 12-hour shifts since last week, when Kansas City received several inches of snow. Significant reductions in visibility are possible.
We do not anticipate more than a coating to an inch or two anywhere in southern New England before the warmer air starts to work in about 5,000 feet above our heads.
Periods of rain tomorrow night with temperatures holding in the mid-30s and then rising to the upper 30s by daybreak Thursday. Chance for snow in the late day/evening. "The further southwest you go, the closer to that 6" mark you will hit. Snow will be the primary precipitation type at the onset of the system on Wednesday morning and through the afternoon.
Both the Tuesday morning and Tuesday evening commute look great weather-wise. "Then we get into the changeover".
Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for Ottawa and Eastern Ontario, warning there is a risk of freezing rain on Thursday.
A Flood Watch for the entire region, including our counties in all 4 states, kicks off later this evening and runs through Thursday morning. Six to nine inches of snow is expected in portions of east central and northeast Nebraska, including the West Point area.