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January 28, 2014

At present time, schools will be open tomorrow

Live Oak —

Presently, all public schools in Suwannee, Hamilton and Lafayette counties will be open tomorrow, according to officials in those counties. If anything should change, we will let you know via this website, Twitter and Facebook. 

According to a 9:30 a.m. update from the National Weather Service out of Jacksonville, our area has the potential for snow flurries Wednesday, but no accumulation is expected. 

Winter storm Leon is making its way through the south, bringing freezing temperatures with the possibility of sleet and snow flurries Wednesday for our area, according to the National Weather Center. The Florida Highway Patrol urges motorists to prepare for the possibility of adverse driving conditions such as ice on roadways. Bridges and elevated roadways are at a high risk for ice accumulation on the surface. 

Rain

On Tuesday evening, rain is expected to come in with sleet mixing in. Wednesday, there is a 70 percent chance of rain during the day and the chances of sleet are likely. The rainy weather will be leaving Wednesday evening, but there is a 20 percent chance of light rain and sleet pellets. Rain is not in the forecast for Thursday and Friday. There is a 20 percent chance of rain on Saturday.

Snow flurries

Wednesday will be the coldest day, with highs around 39. Weather conditions could produce some snow flurries, but accumulations are not expected, according to the NWC out of Jacksonville. 

Temperatures

Temperatures on Wednesday are not expected to exceed the upper 30s with a chance of rain and sleet between noon and 3 p.m. By Wednesday night, temperatures will drop into the 20s, a low of 28 with a slight chance of rain showers and sleet before midnight. On Thursday, temperatures begin to warm up, with a high of 55 and a low of 33. On Friday, the high is set at 67, with low of 43. Temperatures will be back to the mid and upper 70s by Saturday. 

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