WEATHER BLOG: Icy Start

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The first half of the day will be a little icy. Eventually the light freezing rain and drizzle will change to plain rain by Sunday afternoon. Overall we are not looking for any major ice accumulation. Along I-95 we could see a trace of ice that will glaze the surface, but north and west of I-95 we could see up to a tenth of an inch of freezing rain. Again this is not a major ice accumulation but could cause for an icy commute early Sunday. By Sunday afternoon warm air advection will win out and allow temperatures to rise into the middle 30s northwest of I-95 to lower 40s to the south. Sunday the warm air will be entrenched ahead of the cold that will usher in the dangerously cold air for Monday. Sunday will have periods of rain until the front moves through early Monday.

Temperatures will start out in the 40s and then drop lower 30s by the evening. The winds will also pick up Monday with winds out of the west 15-25mph with wind gust up to 40mph. These winds will continue into Monday night as temperatures continue to fall into the single digits along I-95 to zero and below zero north and west of the I-95 corridor. The concern will be the apparent temperature of how it feels which will be between -10 to -20. With a wind chill this cold, frostbite can occur between 20 to 30 minutes on exposed skin. It will be the perfect night to remain inside and make sure to bring your pets inside as well.

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