Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
Winter Storm Warning Issued | By: Meteorologist Chevy Chevalier
Today rain will start out along the coast at around 9am and will only increase during the day, especially into the early afternoon and evening hours. The inland snow will begin a few hours later and become heavy rather quickly and continue through the day and tonight. Rain will be significantly heavy along the coast this afternoon into the night.
Expect the rain along the coast and the snow inland to continue tonight into tomorrow. Although there will be more rain in the lower elevations and snow primarily above 1,500ft tomorrow, the most intense precipitation will occur over the next 24 hours. Rain totals will range from 1 to 3 inches and snow totals above 1,500ft will range from 8 to 16 inches between 1,500ft and 2,000ft and increase above that altitude. Between 2,000ft and 2,500ft expect from 12 to 18 inches and above that totals will range from 18 to 24 inches of snow.
Small streams and flood-prone areas may see some flooding but rivers are not expected to cause any major flooding. Driving conditions will range from hazardous to near impossible in the higher elevations.
Wednesday we will have some more rain and snow but nothing compared to what we will see through the day today into the overnight hours.
We should get a break in the rain and snow Thursday into Friday then more snow and rain are expected this weekend. That being said, the next 24 to 36 hours will be the most hazardous for this week.
For more details on the forecast including all of the weather watches, warnings, and advisories, please check out my weather webcast above.
Thanks for reading, try to stay dry and safe, and have a great week!!
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Chief Meteorologist Dan Romano’s passion for weather began when he was very young. When asked by his first-grade teacher why he loves his parents so much, Dan answered, “Because they let me watch the Weather Channel instead of… (Read More)
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