Winter storm watch issued while flood watch remains in effect
Submitted by Howard Owens on December 20, 2013 - 11:31am
This morning, the National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for Saturday night into Sunday morning, but left this weekend's flood watch in effect.
There is a chance of freezing rain, which would create slick driving conditions, though weather conditions are unstable enough that the precipitation could turn to rain or snow.
"There still remains uncertainty with respect to the surface temperatures Saturday night," the weather service said. "A degree or two warmer or colder will greatly vary the impacts of this event."
Heavy rain combined with snow melt and ice-clogged drains could lead to flooding Saturday and Sunday.
If the weather is cold enough Saturday night, ice accumulations of a half inch are possible.
Winds will be from 20 to 30 mph.