Thunder sleet

I’m getting numerous reports of sleet with thunder across the county, especially from out in Mayland and Rinnie. That should continue into the evening for all of us. Also, I’m seeing a lot of folks share this image on Facebook with captions like, “Torrential rainfall coming.” Keep in mind that much of the reds and oranges in the radar image right now is the radar beam returning from hitting sleet, which causes the radar to think that precip is much heavier than it actually is. There’s definitely rain out there, but the radar can be a bit deceptive in times like these.

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Be careful driving home. Temps are still above freezing and will stay above freezing this evening. After dark, the temp will start rising. We should be around 50 degrees by sunrise. It’s a crazy weather day and night, folks! ha

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