Ice, freezing rain possible Sunday

Jada Kitson  Columbia-Greene Media      

  
       New Yorkers brace for arctic cold this Saturday night

Jada Kitson Columbia-Greene Media New Yorkers brace for arctic cold this Saturday night

While the weather forecast for the eastern states is unlikely to improve in the coming days, for parts of central and western USA the end of the freezing cold is in sight.

"As of Friday, it's been 12 days of temperatures of 33 degrees or lower and that's the 8th longest period and that kind of stretch of cold weather".

"Westerly flow along the lee of the Rockies will lead to sufficient downsloping across the Great Plains as highs soar into the 40s as far north as South Dakota on Sunday", the NWS forecast said.

Expect Saturday's highs to be in the mid 20s, he said.

Freezing rain is likely to fall on Hall County late Sunday night through mid-to-late morning Monday.

The high is forecast is expected to be a couple degrees above freezing.

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The weather service said forecast models are trending drier and have relegated possible ice impacts to a smaller area of northeast Alabama than previously forecast.

Weather models that once predicted freezing rain on Monday morning have changed.

Some of that rain could be on the heavy side for parts of southwest Alabama on Monday, according to the weather service in Mobile, but no severe weather is expected.

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will have crews on standby to battle the freezing rain and ice storm that may hit the St. Louis area Sunday.

Thursday will see a 40 percent chance of rain under mostly cloudy skies and a high near 45.

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