Several days of bitterly cold temperatures and periods of sleet and freezing rain Thursday and Friday.
Light rain across the western counties of the Big Country could begin as early as before sunrise Thursday morning. As temperatures drop below freezing and the precipitation moves east, a mix of freezing rain and sleet is expected across much of the northern Big Country in the morning, spreading into the southern Big Country in the afternoon. Temperatures on a slow and steady decline to around freezing to begin the day Thursday with 20's by the end of the day. We then stay in the 20's for highs, teens for lows Friday through Sunday, hopefully climbing back above freezing Sunday for a few hours, before plunging back to below freezing Monday into Tuesday. Heaviest sleet and freezing rain expected with the second round of precipitation on Thursday night into Friday morning. A few sleet showers even possible this weekend but the heaviest Thursday night will likely leave ice on roads for a couple days as temperatures remain below freezing.
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