A wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow may create dangerous driving conditions overnight into Monday morning's commute. Hazardous storms and inclement weather are a factor in more than half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Also question is, what is a light wintry mix?
Wednesday: A light wintry mix is possible for the morning with a few slick spots possible. It will be dry or much of the day as highs reach the mid-30s. A mix of freezing rain, snow and sleet arrives in the late afternoon and into the early evening.
Beside above, is it wintery or wintry?
“Wintry” is an adjective we use to describe something that relates to winter or is chilly or frigid. “Wintery” is another way to spell “wintry,” but even though it's not incorrect, it's far less common than “wintry.”
What is winter mix?
Every winter, we encounter situations in which the forecast calls for a “wintry mix”; this usually means some combination of snow, ice and plain rain. Whether we get snow, rain, sleet or freezing rain depends on layers of temperature in the lowest several thousand feet of the atmosphere.
What causes wintry mix?
Just above the surface: If there is an above freezing layer of air (called a "warm layer") above the surface, any ice falling through this layer (i.e., snow) could melt into a liquid drop, or partially melt in an ice-liquid mix.