BE ALERT FOR SLICK OR ICY ROADS TONIGHT WITH REFREEZE
FRIGID AIR MOVES IN FOR THE WEEKEND
DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS DEVELOP TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT
TRACKING RAIN, ICE AND SNOW FOR EARLY NEXT WEEK
Tonight: Breezy and cold. Flurries and scattered snow showers. Lows 11-19. West wind 10-20 mph and gusty.
Saturday: Frigid. Breezy with wind chills near zero at times and below zero for higher elevations. Scattered flurries. Clearing skies. Highs 16-24. Northwest wind 10-20 mph and gusty.
Saturday Night: Frigid. Mostly clear. Lows 5-10. Winds light.
Sunday: Clouds slowly increasing through the day. Partly to Mostly Cloudy in the afternoon. Highs 30-33.
Scattered snow showers will linger into Friday night, especially in the mountains. A few scattered snow showers/flurries will be possible through Saturday morning. Accumulations will likely be around an inch or less. Some of the higher elevations may pick up a little more. Be alert for slick roads in some areas into early Saturday.
Another Arctic blast arrives Saturday with high temperatures staying BELOW our average low! Make sure to wear layers! Keep the pets indoors. You may want to leave the faucets dripping to avoid any pipe bursts.
Wind chills will drop below zero in the mountains and to near zero in the Tri-Cities at times through Saturday night.
Decreasing clouds Saturday after a few morning flurries. Cold and dry on Valentine's Day Sunday with increasing clouds. A few snow showers are possible Sunday evening.
We are keeping a close eye on a possible winter storm early next week. Some snow may develop Sunday evening into Monday morning. As warmer air pushes north into the region, a wintry mix is possible Monday, and precipitation may turn to rain. As colder air aloft moves in Tuesday morning, rain showers may turn to snow before ending.
There are many details to iron out between now and early next week. Some accumulating snow seems possible, but exact amounts are far from certain. Check back for updates which will likely be many!
Looking down the road, there is light at the end of the tunnel! A few snow showers may linger into Wednesday, but much warmer weather is forecast later in the week.
Temperature Outlook: Highs in the lower 20s Saturday, near 30 Sunday, and upper 30s to lower 40s Monday and Tuesday. Lows near 20 tonight, single digits Saturday night (getting close to the record low of 3 set in 1971), 20s Sunday night, and near 30 Monday and Tuesday nights.
Our average high is 49°, low 28°.
Meteorologist Ricky Matthews and Dave Dierks