Early morning light freezing rain or drizzle moves off to the east, but remnant slick roads may cause problems during the morning commute. We could see a little sun late in the morning and early in the afternoon, but a strengthening low pressure system in the plains will approach our area in the next 24 hours – first lowering clouds during the afternoon and overnight then rain and possibly a few embedded thunderstorms spreading over our area from the south and west Saturday.
Temperatures should warm into the 40s Saturday helping the rain to quickly melt the still water-logged snow that covers a good portion of our area. With already saturated soils, the runoff will likely produce flooding not only of already swollen rivers and streams but also low-lying flood prone areas as well.
Rains will end from the west Sunday as colder high pressure follows into our area dominating through the middle of next week.