A band of heavy rain continues to sink southward into the region. We will have to keep a close eye on this later this evening into tonight. The rest of the forecast remains unchanged with a major winter storm moving in late Wednesday and Thursday.
Happy New Year's Eve everyone! It appears to be a dry and chilly day for most of the day until a system looks to move in during the evening hours. Highs today settle in the lower to mid 30s with cloudy skies. The rain/sleet/snow looks to move in after dark, which just so happens to be the time that many of us will be heading out to enjoy the eve of the new year. By the time midnight strikes we could be seeing rain/sleet/snow for many parts of our area. A jacket and an umbrella will be a safe bet because not only are we looking at a wintry mix, but it will be cold at that time. The wintry mix looks to remain in place for New Year's Day, but only areas along and north of I-64 look to have the best chance for accumulating snowfall. The ones who do pick up snow will only see 1-2", with one or two locations possible reaching 3". South of I-64 can expect a rain/sleet mix through the day as highs settle in the upper 30's to lower 40s. After this setup we will be left with dry and cold conditions through the rest of the work week.
Meteorologist Micah Harris