Before getting into the forecast, just a quick note to let you know that the 7.6 inches of snow that fell after 12 a.m. Wednesday set a new snowfall record for Feb. 5, breaking the old record of 5 inches set back in 1908.
Also, Wednesday marks our 37th consecutive day with at least 1 inch of snow on the ground, and a week from now we'll be in the top five for this category (the longest such streak was 74 days set back in 1978 we cold break this record on March 14).
Finally, Wednesday's snowfall has now pushed our total for the season to 67.9 inches, which is 7th on the all-time list, and it's only early February!
Alright, on to the forecast:
After starting your Thursday around 3 degrees, temps will only rise to around 18 by afternoon. Partly cloudy skies should become mostly cloudy, and we could see a few flurries or inconsequential snow showers during the afternoon. Southwest wind at 10 to 20 mph will make it feel even colder.
Partly cloudy and very cold on Friday, with temperatures just below zero in some areas to start the day, and afternoon highs around 12.
Mostly cloudy on Saturday, with some light snow developing either very late in the day or Saturday evening. Highs around 16. Light snow continues Saturday night, and should end Sunday morning, with some sun hopefully developing during the afternoon. Highs Sunday near 20.
Monday through Wednesday look dry, with varying amounts of clouds and sun.
Just a reminder that a lot of people watched last night’s snow move in on our FREE weather app it has an awesome radar display. Just search for WDIV in the app store, and you’ll see the Local4Casters weather app.
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