Forecast: Expect snow, then more cold weather


With rain and a quick rise in temperatures that will melt snow and ice, the National Weather Service at State College has issued a flood watch for portions of central Pennsylvania, including all of Centre County. The temperature will drop back into the below freezing range which will cause slick road conditions, according to Thomas. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected.

By 8:53 a.m., the temperature had dropped another 3 degrees, to 20 degrees in Topeka.

By 6 or 7 p.m. Thursday, the rain will have switched over to freezing rain and sleet.

Tree damage and power outages are possible, according to the National Weather Service. After weeks of below-freezing temperatures, most of the East coast warmed to above average this week, with almost two dozen high temperature records possibly set Friday afternoon. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches with potentially locally higher amounts, are expected during this time.

Forecasters at the weather service in Birmingham said winds could be sustained at 20-30 miles per hour with higher gusts.

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SUNDAY: Partly to mostly cloudy skies and snow flurries will be possible, with a frigid high temperature of 24 degrees. Low around 38. South wind 7 to 9 miles per hour. At least some sun will peek out behind a few clouds thanks to a strong area of high pressure building in, drying out the skies. The heaviest snow and sleet is likely to come between 2 and 9 a.m. Saturday. Cloudy, with a low around 11.

During that time, there is also a 40 percent chance of rain. Clouds return Sunday night, with a low around 10.

On Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. In turn, Barnwell said that northern counties will get the cold weather first.

Sleet and freezing rain were expected in eastern Arkansas, west Tennessee and parts of Mississippi. The precipitation is expected to change to all snow by Thursday morning.

Cullman Emergency Management Agency Director Phyllis Little said confidence in the prediction model is still relatively low, but that should begin to change by today's weather service briefing at 1:30 p.m.