Wednesday 11AM to 2PM: First rain drops start coming down.
Wednesday 2PM to 8PM: Rain becomes steadier. While most of the rain will be light to moderate, a few heavy periods of rain are possible.
Impacts: The evening commute will be a little slower with some puddles and possible ponding on the roadways. At this time, we are not expecting major street flooding but we will have to monitor the situation to see if/where the heavy bands of rain set up.
WEDNESDAY 8PM to Thursday 2AM: This is when the rain will be coming down the heaviest. Snow/sleet may also start to fall north and west of 295. Winds will start gusting between 20-30 mph.
Impacts: Some minor street flooding is possible. North and west of 295, temperatures may drop quickly triggering a flash freeze and the possibility of black ice.
THURSDAY 2AM to Noon: Temperatures will fall below freezing and rain will turn to snow pretty much everywhere. Snow accumulations of a dusting to 2 inches are expected. Winds will be strong with gusts of 35 to 45 mph.
Impacts: A slower commute is likely with slick roads and brief periods of poor visibility. Black ICE will be the biggest concern and sub-freezing temperatures could quickly freeze any moisture that is on the roads. Widespread power outages are unlikely, but make sure to use 2 hands while you drive as the gusts may try to grab your car a little.
Below is a look at snow and rain accumulations. Have a good evening! -Pete Mangione