The cold air is here. Now we have a slug of moisture heading our way this evening that will impact our Friday evening rush hour and any Friday night into early Saturday morning travel plans you might have. Here’s how:

Friday evening: Snow develops and could be moderate to heavy in spurts. 2-4 inches expected this evening into early tonight. Untreated roads will quickly become snow covered, treated roads will likely become slick shortly after.

Saturday early morning hours: Snow will change to freezing rain and sleet. A glaze of ice is expected on top of our snow. Roads will likely be messy.

Saturday morning: Wintry mix quickly changes to rain as warmer air briefly moves in. Road conditions, although wet, should gradually improve.

Saturday midday: Should see all rain at this point. Road conditions just look wet.

Saturday afternoon: Any showers will begin to mix back with snowflakes. Roads should remain wet as temps start to tumble but stay above freezing.

Saturday late afternoon/evening: Any leftover showers change to snow showers. Temps tumble. We’ll quickly go from the 30s back into the 10s. Any untreated roads will become slick and black ice will become a problem.

Saturday night into Sunday: Scattered snow showers, mainly in the snowbelt as lake snows take over. Much colder. Still likely to see black ice issues.

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