Saturday, 23 February, 2019

Possible wintry mix may bring snow, sleet, rain on Tuesday

Cloudy, wet weather returns Sunday; heavier rain early next week FIRST ALERT: Sunday will feel very chilly at times
Melinda Barton | 11 February, 2019, 03:09

According to a special weather statement issued by Environment Canada for Toronto and most of southern Ontario Sunday, significant snow, freezing rain, and strong winds could be on the horizon.

The snow is forecast to taper off to flurries on Wednesday. Periods of plain rain will occur during Monday. A coating to 1 inch in the city is expected, with 1"-2" for Central New Jersey.

Before that takes effect, an inch or two of snow is expected Sunday evening into Monday morning. It will not rain continuously, but there will be periods of rain with over an inch of accumulation possible.

The highest snowfall totals and worst travel conditions are expected to focus on the upper Mississippi Valley from late Monday to Tuesday night.

DANGEROUS ICE STORM POTENTIAL: As snow begins to try to transition to rain, we are watching the potential for a dangerous ice storm to unfold late Monday night into Tuesday.

Valentine's Day on Thursday, Feb. 14 will be mostly sunny with a high around 40. Mid-Michigan will be on the edge of a rain-snow line, which could bring a mix of heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain blown around by winds gusting to 40 miles per hour.

Futurecast 5AM - Temperatures in NW Arkansas will hover around freezing.

"Strong and gusty easterly winds may cause low visibility in blowing snow before the snow changes over to freezing precipitation", says the release.