The snow ended by about midday Thursday in the Tri-States leaving behind reports of roughly a half inch to one inch of snowfall in many spots with even more being reported in localized areas.
Please use caution when driving in the Tri-States Thursday night due to black ice and slick spots especially on untreated roads as the moisture from today’s precipitation on areas roads combined with the sub freezing temperatures will produce some slick spots for sure.
Our attention will now turn to unseasonably cold temperatures with temperatures later Thursday night expected to fall into the middle teens under mostly clear skies as a Canadian high pressure system settles over the Tri-States.
The weather pattern moving forward will be rather quiet and boring with cold air and dry conditions as that high pressure dome remains locked over the region into the weekend.
On Friday, mostly sunny skies are in the forecast with temperatures topping out near 30 degrees. Dry weather is on tap for the coming weekend with cold highs in the lower to middle 30s.
Eventually the pattern shifts to a more active one with warmer air arriving and high sin the 40s expected by mid next week with some more precipitation chances tracking into the Tri-States.
Watch WGEM News Today and Meteorologist Jeremy Ledford starting at 5:00 AM Friday for the latest forecast data as you begin the day!
~ Mike Cole, WGEM Chief Meteorologist