Forecasters say snow is on the horizon, again, with seasonal weather during the day Thursday giving way to a low-pressure system likely to produce snow overnight.
While snow is expected to continue falling through most of the morning Friday, said Cody Ledbetter, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, “by late morning, early afternoon, chances of precipitation significantly decrease.”
The National Weather Service says 2 to 4 inches are expected throughout Carroll County.
Temperatures are expected to climb throughout the morning so the snow could well turn to rain, Ledbetter added.
“Not a high impact thing,” Keith Krichinsky, executive director of Foot’s Forecast, said of the front. “Another slop fest.”
Road temperatures Thursday afternoon were in the region of 65 to 70 degrees “because the sun is baking them,” Krichinsky said. “Which means that if we do get snow it’s probably not going to lay on the roads right away. It’ll melt on contact.”
However, air temperatures are expected to drop into the 20s overnight, Krichinsky said, and as a result road temperatures probably will be lower as the snow continues to fall.
“[Friday’s] rush hour is going to be a mess,” he added.
Though snow will likely have dissipated by Friday afternoon, another system will be moving in Friday night, Ledbetter said. “That one looks a little bit warmer.”
“There’s a chance for some snow the further north you go in the county,” Ledbetter said. It’s too early to tell how much snow the second system will produce, he added.
Whatever wintry precipitation does fall between Thursday night and Saturday morning will be washed away by rain, Krichinsky said.
Temperatures will begin to drop throughout the day Sunday and will be about 15 degrees lower than usual over the next week, Krichinsky said.
Both forecasters said there’s a chance a more significant storm capable of producing snow or other wintry precipitation will sweep through the area next week.
“It’s the proverbial ‘March is coming in as a lion’ type of thing,” Krichinsky said.