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Slick and Ice Covered Roads Continue

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Today we’ll continue to see widespread scattered snow showers through the morning and begin to dry out for inland areas this afternoon. Clouds will start to dissipate tonight which will allow temperatures to plummet tonight into the single digits and negative numbers for the east side and mid to low 20s on the west side, this will once again allow ice to form on the roads and sidewalks. So through the next several days leave extra time for travel and drive slowly and carefully and remember it takes longer to brake on ice. Mountain passes will be snow packed in areas, so be sure to carry chains or snow tires.

For tomorrow another disturbance approaches the coast, but with a high pressure system further west I’m thinking most areas will remain dry for the weekend as the high pressure will act to pull the precipitation further west. The best chance for showers over the weekend will be the coast with a very slight chance for some light showers late tomorrow for the west side, and dry for the east side.

Next week that high pressure builds into our area bringing back valley fog in the overnight and morning hours and sunshine in the afternoon. The new threat will be air stagnation and we’ll have to keep our eye on air quality levels next week. Remember you can find not only current road conditions but also air quality levels in your area under the weather links.

Thanks for logging on and remember to follow me on Facebook! Have a great weekend and be sure to stay tuned to Newswatch 12 for the latest on this weekend system. Have a great weekend!

Meteorologist Megan Parry