Two phase event
It's not a lot of precipitation, but enough to cause some slick spots statewide for Thursday morning. Early bird travelers should be on alert for areas of ice and sleet over southern areas. There could be just enough snow to cause concern for northern, western and eastern areas to make the commute hazardous. The interior appears to deal with another round of mixed precipitation overnight Thursday into Friday.
Conditions deteriorate Wednesday night as a cold front moves eastward. The dominant precipitation type will be snow for northern, eastern and western areas, with a risk of trace freezing rain and sleet closer to southern areas. Snow tapers in northern areas by late morning. Southern areas may start off with some snow, but appear to change over to sleet and light amounts of freezing rain before ending in the wee hours of Thursday.
All in all, a dusting to 2" is possible for much of the state. Higher elevations may see as much as 3". York County and fringe areas may see as much as an inch before changing over. This will be more a nuisance for travel than anything else.
Temperatures warm to near freezing or above for much of the coastal plain during the day Thursday. Northern and western areas appear to struggle to get to 30°.
After a lull of activity during the day, a warm front approaches the region Thursday night, bringing mainly rain for the shoreline areas, and a mix of freezing rain and/or sleet for the interior. Areas of fog are possible into Friday morning. Precipitation ends from west to east during the day on Friday. A cold front passes through the region Friday evening, which brings the chance for snow showers and/or snow squalls into the overnight.
The weekend appears quiet, but cool. The next storm appears possible midweek.
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Temperature trend through mid-month
After the recent cold snap, a warmer trend is on the way to start the week. After the mercury comes back to reality midweek, temperatures trend upward slightly heading into the weekend. Cooler times return as time passes into the weekend, where temperatures appear to hover a few degrees below normal on average as we head into the middle part of the month,
The interior is not quite finished with the below zero cold just yet. There will be plenty of time to take advantage of winter outdoor activities, and the chance for more snow in the coming days.
Slick spots possible Sunday night into Monday
Seven year forecaster.