Boone County sees its first snow of the year

Fred Pace

November 12, 2013

MADISON – An estimated 1-inch of snow fell on most of Boone County early this morning, according to National Weather Service’s Forecast Office in Charleston.

Roads were mostly clear, but reported slick in some spots, and schools remained open.

The National Weather Service forecast calls for a chance of rain showers before 3 p.m. this afternoon, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., then a chance of snow showers after 4 p.m.

It is forecasted to be partly sunny, with a high near 34 with a north wind around 10 miles per hour (mph). Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible, the report said.

Tonight Snow showers are likely, mainly before 11 p.m., and some thunder is also possible. It will be partly cloudy, with a low around 19 degrees with a north wind 5 to 9 mph and becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible, according to the forecast.

The extended forecast calls for sunny skies on Wednesday with a high near 35. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the morning. Wednesday night it should be clear, with a low around 24 and a calm wind.

On Thursday, it should be sunny again, with a high near 50 with a calm wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the morning. On Thursday night, it should be mostly clear, with a low around 31.

On Friday, mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Friday night, partly cloudy, with a low around 37.

The by the weekend it will warm up with mostly sunny skies on Saturday with a high near 62.

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