After a morning of nuisance snow and slick roadways, Thursday morning’s frozen precipitation has all but left the area.
We’re already in the 40s and the sun is shining brightly, so most roads are melting fast.
There could be re-freezing as temperatures drop back down around 32 degrees across the metro area.
Friday night is the main period of difficulty in this forecast. A wave of low pressure will be developing along an east bound cold front and this will result in a period of precipitation. While it probably begins as rain after a mild day Friday, it ultimately mixes with or changes to snow. The amount of snow will depend on how quickly the colder air starts to come in and that will be governed by the track of the wave of low pressure. There is also the prospect of wet roads and
sidewalks starting to get slippery by Saturday morning as the temperature drops to near freezing.
As that system moves away, the weekend will be increasingly cold and windy.