The cold spell continues, and I am running out of cold weather clothes!!! Though there is talk about a slight reprieve for the day on Thursday (not above average temps still, expect low 50's), the warning of a worse cold blast over the weekend hangs a dark cloud over the minimal break. Tallahassee's Weather Service office has taken the snow references out of our forecast and left it with rain and barely above freezing temps.
IT IS NOT ENTIRELY OUT OF THE QUESTION FOR A LITTLE BIT OF SLEET TO OCCUR ALONG THE BACK EDGE OF THE PRECIP BAND EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...BUT THE LIKELIHOOD AND IMPACT OF THIS SEEM TOO SLIGHT TO FORECAST AT THIS TIME.If that holds, school will most likely not be cancelled, unless they consider what's on the other side of that rain... Now, if you check out Jacksonville's Weather Service, they seem to be of a varying opinion. Their graphic forecast paints a picture of failing white stuff on Thursday night.
...should enough cold air remain in place, a wintry mix may occur across portions of Southeast Georgia with sleet or freezing rain possible before sunrise followed by a few snow flurries. Freezing temperatures Friday morning and wet ground may cause ice on roadways- especially on bridges and overpasses- which would create hazardous driving conditions. Interests should continue to monitor this evolving weather event.Aside from the ridiculous cold weather, which I am not a big fan of... The National Weather Service nationally, effective yesterday, has raised (or in some places kept the same) the parameter for severe hail to one inch size or quarter-sized hail. Locally, it was only 3/4" or penny sized until yesterday's change. Notice that hail is not compared to marbles, but coins which are much less variable.
Have a warm day, or try to.