Rounds of showers and thunderstorms could cause issues across the region Saturday. Damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes will be possible.
We are mainly looking at rain during the morning hours, but that will all change as we work our way through the afternoon. The change from rain to snow comes around 10am-1pm. This snow will then move eastbound throughout the day. The better opportunity for snow will be the farther north and east you go. Coating-2" is the best call for most, but in some isolated areas we could see 3"-4". The best timing for travel issues is going to be this evening and in overnight. That is when the really cold air sinks in with overnight lows in the single digits to teens. The other thing to watch out for will be some icy conditions on roadways in the south and east during our early morning commute.
Friday will be very cold with highs in the teens and 20s under mostly cloudy skies. The weekend looks to be half and half, meaning that Saturday looks great, but Sunday not so much. We are expecting more snow on Sunday and this looks to be the better chance to see a few inches in many locations. Behind this front it will be the coldest air we have seen in a long time. Some temperatures could be below zero!!
Meteorologist Micah Harris