One last day of bitter cold

Cheryl Sanders
January 17, 2018

The winter weather roller coaster will continue today with a storm that will be followed by springlike temperatures by the end of the week. "A few locations could see up to 4" of snow.

A First Alert Weather Day was issued for early Wednesday.

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. A wind chill advisory is in effect from 9 p.m. until 11 a.m. Wednesday.

There will be a chance of sleet/snow north of Hwy20 with accumulations not likely greater than two or three-tenths of an inch. While the cold weather persists, he said it is suggested to wrap up exposed pipes, bundle up in extra layers, bring pets indoors and leave a light stream running on faucets if people are concerned about their pipes freezing over. Sunday night, rain and snow showers likely.

Snow is also starting to show up in Rising Sun. Temps north 13 to 20, south 20 to 25.

Interstate 78 is closed between exits 19 and 23 in the Strausstown area due to icy conditions on the highway.

A strong cold front will move through the region late Monday night, with temperatures falling below freezing by midnight. "The best-case scenario has light snow showers with less than 1/2" of snow in the mountains and a dusting just north of the perimeter. "Widespread snowfall totals of 1-3" plus are expected across the I-20 and I-30 corridors and everywhere in between (the area in dark blue on the snowfall accumulations map below).

The Danbury area is projected to get five inches of snow Wednesday, Jan. 17.

The accumulated snow and ice will not be melting any time soon.

Ben Carroll, who oversees Greenville's streets and sidewalks crews, said the city's public works team has assigned a crew to work overnight as the storm arrives.

Freezing rain fell in the San Antonio and Austin areas of Texas. The Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday evening.

Plus, temperatures are expected to reach the mid 50s on Tuesday.

Depending on what happens Tuesday afternoon, road conditions could improve or stay hazardous. Snow and ice will remain on roadways as temperatures remain cold enough to support them. Highs will be 60 to 65 on both days.

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny and mild. Unprotected pipes could burst.

"There will be a warming trend (during) the weekend", Godsey said. Those going outdoors should wear hats and gloves, according to the weather service.

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