Weather Alert: Pre-Dawn Black Ice; Winter Storm Friday AM, 3-6″ Snow

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Some patchy fog during the pre-dawn hours of Thursday with temperatures cooling to 30-35 by sunrise. There is a slight risk of black ice towards dawn as damp pavement may freeze in spots.

Potential for spots of BLACK ICE near dawn. Sunny cool and dry Thursday. Highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s by afternoon. Gusty breezes diminishing

ACCUMULATING SNOW LIKELY FRIDAY MORNING

Moderate snow accumulations expected for Friday. Snow arrives late Thursday night, after midnight, and turn steadier by dawn Friday. Roads are expected to become slick and snow covered by the early Friday morning commute.

LATE THURSDAY NIGHT 11:00PM Storm is developing off the Carolina coast with snow (blue) spreading into the Mid Atlantic

PRE-DAWN FRIDAY 4:00AM Snow arrives in southern New England, becoming heavier

FRIDAY MORNING 9:00AM Snow continues, heavy at times

The exact amounts will hinge on the track and strength of the storm system…. IF the storm tracks further south and east than currently forecast, then less snow would be expected. However, a track closer to our shore could bring higher amounts and/or the risk of some mixing with sleet and rain near the coast. Our early call is for 3-6″ of snow. Please check back for updates as new data continues to come in. High temperatures reach the low 30s.

Significant travel impacts to the Friday morning commute. Snow may fall at the rate of 1″ per hour for several hours before letting up by early afternoon. It’s a fast moving storm, so travel conditions should gradually improve through the late afternoon and evening.

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