WEATHER WARN DAY | Winter Storm Warning remains, freezing rain creating icy conditions
**A Winter Storm Warning is in Effect for Snow, Sleet and Freezing Rain**
As the snow winds down our concern now shifts to this expected changeover to sleet and freezing rain.
Icing can not only lead to power outages but any untreated surfaces will become very slick. Ice can be the most difficult form of winter weather to drive in, here are some tips to keep in mind:
-Avoid accelerating and braking too hard.
-If you start to skid, slowly lift off the accelerator and turn into the direction of the skid to regain control.
-Remove all ice before traveling and be sure to keep your windows, mirrors and lights clear.
Eventually as temperatures rise to the mid 30's it will become just plain rain later today, but it will remain soggy through the evening hours as the rain won't completely wind down until around Midnight.
With the complexity of this storm we have declared it a CBS 21 *Weather Warn Day*.
We dry out tomorrow, a windy day with highs in the mid 30's. On Thursday we will get a southerly push of air, with some sunshine our highs will soar back into the upper 40's!
Another complex area of disturbed weather heads east for Friday.
Currently the setup is trending warmer which means a rain event on Friday, but we may have to keep an eye on creek and stream levels by Friday evening!
Stay with us as we continue to keep you out ahead of this wild weather pattern on air, online and through all of our CBS 21 Social Media platforms!
Today: Sleet and Freezing Rain, Changing to Plain Rain – High 34
Tonight: Periods of Rain – Low 32
Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, Windy – High 36
Thursday: Mostly Sunny – High 48
~ Meteorologist Steve Knight
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