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Chance of snow Friday night

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As of The Wilson Posts deadline on Tuesday, the weather service was calling for a 60 percent chance of precipitation, likely starting out as rain and then switching to snow as the temperature drops.


Until then, however, there are chances for a rain and snow mix through Saturday night.


We are in a real yucky pattern right now, Rose said, adding it will be cold and damp for the next few days.


A cold front moved through the Mid-state Tuesday bringing colder temperatures. A low pressure system is located north of the state and is not expected to move much until this weekend, keeping us in cloudy, drizzly, snowy, cold conditions.


Even though it will be colder than it has been in recent days, the lows at night remain above freezing until Thursday when it drops to 32 and then to 31 on Friday. Its too warm until then, he noted, for any snow to stick.


It will be breezy again today with a high of about 43 and a 30 percent chance of rain. Tonight, look for a 30 percent chance of rain and snow with a low near 34.


There is a slight chance of rain and snow before noon on Thursday, then a slight chance of rain, with a high of 44. The chance of precipitation is 20 percent.


Look for a chance of snow before 9 a.m., then a chance of rain and snow on Friday. The high will be about 41, and the chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Rain and snow are likely Friday night with the low at 31. The precipitation chance is 60 percent.


Scattered snow showers are in the forecast for Saturday with a high near 39. The chance of precipitation is 50 percent. The low Saturday night drops to about 27 with a 20 percent chance of snow showers.


Sunday is expected to be partly sunny with a high near 42.


Although spring does not officially begin until March 20, meteorological spring begins March 1 and runs through May 31.


Rose said the 90-day outlook for spring, meteorologically speaking, calls for well above normal temperatures and slightly normal to slightly above normal precipitation.


It may be a busy severe weather spring, or it may not, he said, noting that a combination of very warm temperatures and above normal precipitation gives a greater probability of severe weather.


In the meantime, if you are planning to be on the roadways now through the weekend, Rose urged drivers to be cautious and to pay attention to local weather reports through TV, commercial radio, NOAA Weather Radio, the Internet and social media.

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