UPDATED: 2/16/16: 10:00 AM
Continue to drive with caution Tuesday morning! Rain has moved in overnight and gradually warmed the area, but areas of chunky/thick slush on the roads & localized minor flooding issues cannot be ruled out as left-over snow blocks drains & the frozen ground won't absorb much of the incoming precip. Some spots of freezing rain may linger in our eastern counties this morning as well, still causing icy spots on roadways, and a few falling tree limbs. With breezy conditions today, power issues from time to time are also possible, especially in areas that received enough ice accretion overnight. Otherwise most high temps will occur this morning, with many around 40 degrees. As the system departs our area, rain & any patchy freezing rain will turn back to a brief period of moderate to heavier snow showers before we become more spotty into the afternoon.
Cold air moving in quickly behind the departing low to our NE will bring a drop in temps for the rest of the day, to around freezing. After the brief period of snow this morning, most will just see spotty rain & snow showers from time to time during the afternoon. Still drive carefully as slick spots could still pose issues for motorists, especially Tuesday morning. Tuesday evening, a clipper system will brush the area, bringing a slight chance of rain and snow showers overnight and into Wednesday morning. Additional accumulations into tomorrow won't be much, around 1-3” inches or so, mainly in the mountains. BLACK ICE will still be a concern this evening though, as temps drop below freezing in many places.
We will be chilly tomorrow w/temps again in the 30s, but we will begin warming & drying toward the end of the week. Thursday will be cool & partly cloudy, w/highs around 40, but highs will then climb into the 50s Friday- through Sunday. Besides the chance for a few rain showers Saturday morning, the weekend looks quiet w/sun & clouds.