Slick roads this morning, snow in the afternoon
Snow will start in the afternoon and is expected to last through the night, meteorologist Travis Tarver said. He said three or more inches of snow is expected to fall by Tuesday morning.
The sleet, which laid down a thin, visible layer of ice on the roads, was due to a warm air aloft in the region that resulted in a mix of precipitation, Tarver said.
The City of Aberdeen said crews are salting the emergency snow routes this morning, said Rick Lipp, street department foreman for Aberdeen. Crews will wait and see if the rest of Aberdeen needs salting, he said.
Temperatures for Tuesday will see a high in the upper 20s that will drop through the week because of arctic air moving through, Tarver said.
Temperatures on Wednesday are expected to be in the single digits and Thursday's temperatures will drop to below zero, he said.
For Thursday, lows are expected to be in the teens below zero and highs may not be above zero.
Though by Friday, the temperatures will climb back into the mid-20s, he said.