02/14 – Brantly’s “Very Cold Days Ahead” Sunday Night Forecast
Temperatures tonight will remain cold with cold air moving in quickly at the surface and a shallow arctic air mass in place. Lows will be in the low 30s. With rain on Monday, high temperatures north of I-10 will struggle to climb out of the 30s with highs a little warmer along the coast. Once the low passes, temperatures will quickly begin to drop off heading into Monday evening.
Freezing rain — rain that freezes on contact with the surface — may create icy roads on Monday, especially on bridges and overpasses. Ice accumulation will be an issue for many on Monday! Even a light glaze has the potential to create some serious travel issues. Power outages will be possible in areas that see more than 0.25” of ice.
Temperatures aloft are warm, and precipitation that develops tonight will be rain aloft, but as it reaches the cold air near the surface, it will transition to freezing rain or possibly sleet. Heavy freezing rain or sleet is expected across the warning area during the day Monday before ending from west to east in the afternoon hours. The expected precipitation amounts, especially of ice, are likely to produce significant impacts. After the precipitation ends, even colder air will arrive Monday night, producing wind chill values in the single digits and teens overnight Monday night and Tuesday morning.