Monday, January 16, 2017

Rain Will Soon Be Ending - Slick Roads Still Likely

The freezing rain came to an end late Monday morning and early afternoon with air temperatures warming above freezing.  Since then, it's been a steady rainfall through the afternoon and evening.  There will be a break from the rain coming up after roughly 8pm, however, additional showers are likely with the passage of low pressure overnight and early Tuesday. 

Surface temperatures are, for the most part, above freezing.  However, there were several reports of accidents in Boone County earlier Monday evening due to some icy roads.  Even though the surface temperatures are above freezing and will remain above freezing overnight, pavement and sidewalk temperatures are beginning to fall below freezing.  This will cause the lesser traveled roads to become ice covered once again.  Because of this, the Milwaukee National Weather Service has reissued a Winter Weather Advisory for Green, Rock and Walworth counties through 6am Tuesday.  Icy roads are not going to be a major issue, but please be mindful that there could still be some slick roads.  And watch out for your back deck, sidewalk, driveway and parking lots.

With the rain coming to an end and low pressure passing overhead Monday night, locally dense fog will develop.  Visibility has already fallen between one to two miles in a few locations and could fall even further into Tuesday morning.

Drier air will arrive by Tuesday afternoon helping to get rid of the fog, but skies will remain mostly cloudy.  Additional showers are possible during the late afternoon and evening with skies turning partly cloudy Tuesday night.

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