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The cold front is expected to pass through San Antonio around midnight. But the good news is at least most of our Saturday will be on the quiet and enjoyable side of things with partly sunny skies, clouds increasing through the afternoon. During the overnight hours, the Champlain Valley, and Saint Lawrence River Valley will hover around freezing. In higher elevations there could be some flurries.
Ahead of the front, temperatures will warm into the low 80s Sunday. That will make it feel a bit warmer this afternoon, even though highs will be a couple degrees higher than yesterday. Come early to middle part of the afternoon we are falling into the middle 20s. While snowfall accumulations will not be extreme, the combination of wind and snow will create very low visibility and risky travel conditions Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. Freezing rain is possible and could lead to icy roads and sidewalks.
Blowing and drifting snow, gusty winds and downed tree limbs could wreak havoc for motorists. Untreated roads could turn slick and low visibility is to be expected.
Flooding will be an additional threat, with most of South Mississippi seeing between two to four inches of rain within a 12 hour period. Milder weather returns for the rest of next week.
Part of the Rocky Mountains got over a foot of snow starting on Thursday and that storm system is moving across the east hitting states in the Midwest and Northern Plains. This will once again allow for a wintry mix during the afternoon on Sunday.
People take shelter at Flinders Street Station as the rain comes down.
SUNDAY: Storms will exit the state early Sunday; the day will be mostly cloudy, breezy and much cooler, with temperatures holding in the 50s.