SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019 LOCAL4CAST by TRAVIS KLANECKY
Skies will become mostly cloudy today, but it should get a little warmer than yesterday. Highs will range from the upper 10s east to the lower 50s west. The Tri-Cities will reach the low to mid 30s.
Monday will be nearly overcast, which will hold down high temperatures some. Look for high temperatures in the upper 20s from the Tri-Cities eastward. Farther west, high will be in the low to mid 30s. There could be some patchy drizzle or freezing drizzle later in the afternoon. The chance will get a little better Monday night. Eventually that freezing drizzle will change over to snow some time later Monday night. Snow will continue to fall through the day Tuesday before coming to an end later Tuesday afternoon or Tuesday evening. The chance of snow looks pretty good. Expect snowfall accumulation to be light to moderate around the area. We'll give you an idea of more exact totals in the days ahead.
Along with the snow coming in on Tuesday will be colder air and strong northwesterly winds. Those winds are expected to be up around 20 to 30 mph with gusts at times around 35 mph. This means blowing snow could cause a reduction in visibility. Some drifting snow is also possible.
Temperatures recover a little, back into the 30s Wednesday with mostly sunny skies. Colder temperatures are expected by Thursday and Friday as highs will be back down in the 20s. We may sneak back closer to 30 by Saturday. During the Thursday night through Saturday time frame, several periodic chances of light snow are possible. We'll give you a better idea on the timing of those as we get closer to that point in time.