Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Storm moves out

Byron says temperatures from 28-33 this morning will make for slushy and slick conditions. Snow showers and light freezing drizzle will linger today with little to no additional snow accumulation. Temps will sink into the single digits early on Thursday morning with high's only in the mid teens. Snow develops Saturday with light accumulations possible.  The complete 14 First Alert forecast on Sunrise.

Road conditions

Many area roads are slick and hazardous this morning.  We'll have team coverage on Sunrise on just how they are shaping up for the morning commute.  Three crews will be out and about to look for any trouble spots. And area road officials and law enforcement officers will be live with phone reports as they cruise highways in their jurisdictions.


Most area schools are either closed or on a delay today.  The list is being updated in real time. Any additional closings will appear on the bottom of the screen or right here.

National storm

This storm is also going to make for a messy, and possibly dangerous, morning commute in the Northeast today. Snow, sleet and freezing rain has left thousands without power in Arkansas. In Massachusetts, some areas could get up to 12 inches of snow, and some areas, including Boston, have closed school for the day.

Farm Bill

In other new, a sweeping farm bill passed yesterday by the Senate now goes to President Obama for his signature. He's expected to sign off on it Friday in Michigan. The bill cuts food stamps by $800 million a year, or around 1 percent. And it gives a financial cushion to farmers who face unpredictable weather and market conditions.

So stay safe out there, and we'll see you on Sunrise.