Fowl weather: A chance of rain and snow today in the metro

05 April, 2018, 01:21 | Author: Cassandra Gardner
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Early April snow is rare around North Carolina but not unheard of, Gardner said.

This week started with snow and it will end with snow, as yet another winter-like storm moves through the area on Friday and a possible nor'easter looms in the days after. Some areas have a new coating of snow with some slick roads across Jo Daviess County especially.

Accumulation: 1. It's too early, too far ahead of the storm to have an approximate accumulation, however the more likely areas to see accumulation would be West Virginia, the higher ridges and mountains. 2.

Tomorrow should be a nice spring chaser to this shot of winter weather with a high of -1C and, more importantly, sun.

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David Kook, meteorolgist with the National Weather Service in White Lake said temperatures are about a dozen degrees cooler than previous year.

In the metro area, rain and snow are likely with the high falling to around 30 by late afternoon and northwest winds gusting as high as 35 miles per hour.

The impending snow follows a snowy March. Low pressure returns on Tuesday and brings heavy rain to the region, with strong winds on Wednesday and snow showers Wednesday night.

Traditional spring temperatures likely won't appear next week either. Tuesday night's temperature is expected to drop to 3 degrees, with wind gusts as high as 20 miles per hour.

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Sunday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.

Highs will be in the lower 40s, but wind chill values will only be in the 30s as the wind will still be gusting 30 to 40 miles per hour. The main story will be the temperatures; highs will only be in the upper 20s this afternoon.

Tuesday's high in Brainerd was 27 degrees with a blustery wind from the north of 10-15 miles per hour. Northeast winds 5 to 15 in the morning becoming southeasterly in the afternoon. Breezy, with a west wind around 25 miles per hour.

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