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Posted at 11:40 AM, Feb 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-23 12:00:33-05

Mother Nature clearly does not know what time of year it is! It is late-February and we have early-May warmth on our hands today! Temperatures will top out between 20-25° above normal, in the lower-70s! This is all thanks a southerly wind flow that will eventually shift northwesterly and will turn breezy behind the cold front this afternoon and evening.

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We are keeping our eyes peeled on the complex storm system that will impact the region Thursday - Friday.

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A disturbance in the upper-levels of the atmosphere will produce the first round of precipitation late Thursday morning into the early-afternoon hours. Temperature profiles near the surface will be hovering in the low to mid-30s, which may be cold enough for a mixture of sleet and snow to occur during this time period.

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Surface temperatures will then continue to warm above freezing late Thursday afternoon, into the mid and upper-30s. Temperatures Thursday night will be around 3-8° above freezing 5,000 feet above the surface (850 mb) and will range in the low to mid-30s at the surface-level. This will support our second wave of moisture in the form of freezing rain and rain late Thursday night - Friday morning. The best timing for minor icing to occur will be during this time, especially to the north and west of the I-95 corridor. Ice accretion of a trace - .25" is possible. Given how warm temperatures have been over previous days, light freezing rain may have a hard time creating icy spots on roads.

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By late-morning Friday, temperatures should be in the mid and upper-30s...any precipitation that forms should fall in the form of rain. The chance for rain showers lingers into the mid-afternoon hours and gusty winds will form in the wake of the cold front. Wind gusts up to 30-40 mph are possible Friday afternoon.

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