Rain, Warmer Weather on Tap
The groundhog up in Pennsylvania saw his shadow this morning, so it looks like six more weeks of winter weather.
Punxsutawney Phil emerged to much fanfare, and hype, casting his shadowy vote for more winter, while here in the Sandhills region the National Weather Service is calling for warmer weather over the next few days. But there is a chance that more snow may be on the way. But then again, there might be no snow because the NWS says it’s too early in the game to predict what may happen by Thursday or Friday.
One thing that is guaranteed is the rain that is falling right now. Combined with the warmer weather, the snow is in the process of melting away, and with temperatures supposed to climb into the 40s later this morning the NWS says that the chance of more ice accumulation is miniscule.
There is an 80 percent chance of precipitation through tonight, according to the NWS, with a low of 33 degrees in the forecast. Wednesday is predicted to be a sunny day with the temperature soaring into the mid-50s. Thursday, the clouds begin to roll in, and by Thursday evening the NWS is calling for a chance of rain and snow, mainly after 1 a.m. The chance of precipitation is 40 percent, with a low around 34 on Thursday night.
Friday, the NWS indicates that rain is likely, but the temperature will hang in the upper-30s. Friday night, the chance of precipitation is 70 percent, but right now the temperature is predicted to stay above freezing, with a low of 34.
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