7:15 AM | Snow showers likely tonight; accumulating snow late Friday night/early Saturday is likely to change to a wintry mix on Saturday

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny AM, PM increasing clouds, cold, mid 30’s

Tonight

Snow showers likely with light accumulations of a coating to perhaps an inch in the northern suburbs, expect some slick spots, low 20’s

Friday

Mostly sunny early, clouds late, cold, low-to-mid 30’s

Friday Night

Becoming cloudy with snow possible after midnight, cold, mid 20’s

Saturday

Snow, mixing with sleet, and then likely to changeover to rain, accumulations and slick spots are likely before the changeover, cold, upper 30’s

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, slightly milder, low-to-mid 40’s

Monday

Mostly cloudy, milder, showers possible, mid 50’s

Tuesday

Partly sunny, breezy, still mild, near 50

Discussion

A fast-moving low pressure area will pass by well to our north tonight, but it will slide a cold front through the region and that should set off some snow shower activity with light accumulations and some slick spots mainly between 6PM and midnight. Another low pressure area will approach us from the Tennessee Valley late Friday night and Saturday and it should be cold enough here at the start for snow to develop after midnight, which will then likely mix with sleet and change to rain during the day on Saturday. Accumulations and slick spots are likely around here late Friday night and early Saturday before the likely changeover to sleet and rain with increasing amounts as one travels to the north. The recent trend in the computer forecast models has been for a slightly colder and more snowy solution for the weekend event, thanks to a strong, cold high pressure system, so we'll continue to closely monitor the situation. In areas where the precipitation falls completely or mainly as snow, amounts could end up in the 3-6 inch range. It’ll turn somewhat milder again early next week.

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