Weather service warns of freezing rain


DARKE COUNTY — The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for Darke County beginning at 7 p.m. Friday until about 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Ice accumulations of around a tenth of an inch will be possible.

Light rain will develop late Friday afternoon into the evening and then become more widespread overnight. Temperatures will be near or below freezing and this will result in freezing rain. Periods of freezing rain will persist into Saturday morning until temperatures climb above freezing toward noon.

Icing may create slippery road conditions and produce scattered power outages. Prepare by slowing down and using caution while driving. Roads will be slippery.

Extended Forecast

Friday — A chance of freezing rain, mainly after 2 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 27. East wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Saturday — A chance of freezing rain before noon, then a chance of rain or freezing rain between noon and 2 p.m., then a chance of rain after 2 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 34. East wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday Night — A slight chance of rain or freezing rain before 9 p.m. Cloudy, with a low around 25. North wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Sunday — A slight chance of freezing rain before noon, then a slight chance of rain or freezing rain between noon and 1 p.m., then a slight chance of rain after 1 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 36. East wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Sunday Night — A chance of rain or freezing rain before 9 p.m., then a chance of rain between 9 p.m. and midnight, then a chance of rain or freezing rain after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday — A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 49. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Monday Night — A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 45. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

Tuesday — Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 56. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Tuesday Night — Rain likely, mainly before 9 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Wednesday — A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 52. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Wednesday Night — Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.

Thursday — A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 48. Chance of precipitation is 30 pecent.

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