Travel Advisory: Rapidly dropping temperatures

Black ice may form tonight.

From a Special Weather Statement by NOAA earlier this evening:

An arctic front will move offshore early this evening. Behind this front, temperatures will rapidly fall. This will result in brief gusty winds approaching 50 mph...which could cause some tree damage and isolated power outages. High profile vehicles are likely to be impacted as well. Gusty winds will diminish later this evening.

In addition...the rapid drop in temperature will also produce a flash freeze. Untreated...wet surfaces will ice over...making travel hazardous tonight into Monday morning.

Motorists should be aware for rapidly deteriorating travel conditions late this afternoon into tonight. Black ice is difficult to see. A road surface that appears wet may in fact be very icy. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on