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Old Man Winter settles in

Freezing rain, snow, sleet expected

January 17, 2020 News Extra

All manner of precipitation are expected to drop on Butler County this weekend with low temperatures to freeze over everything and bringing possible black ice Sunday, according to the forecast.

“We're looking at a rather unfortunate mixed bag with freezing rain, snow, sleet,” said Lee Hendricks, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

The service expects a winter combination of snow and sleet, possibly mixed with freezing rain before 1 p.m. Saturday. Much of the rest of the day will see rain and snow trading places with a high near 41 degrees. Along with all this, winds could gust as high as 25 mph bringing new snow and sleet accumulation of 2 to 4 inches.

On Sunday, the high will be 22 degrees. The cloudy day will bring gusts as high as 28 mph. There's a 20 percent chance of precipitation and the low will be around 15 degrees, according to the forecast.

And as the week begins, cold weather is expected to continue with a possible low Tuesday night of 12 degrees. And by Wednesday things are expected to “warm up” with temperatures in the mid-30s.

This is an excerpt from a larger article that will appear in Sunday's Butler Eagle. Subscribe online or in print to read the full article for more comments from Lee Hendricks.