Another storm system heading toward region for St. Patrick’s Day

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A wintry mix of light freezing rain possible early Friday. Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at the rest of the afternoon.

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Luck may not be on our side for St. Patrick's Day as another storm system moves toward the Miami Valley.

Our Storm Center 7 meteorologists are tracking a threat for light freezing rain, sleet and perhaps even some snow by Friday morning.

Moisture will increase overnight Thursday into Friday and some light showers will arrive. The main threat will be some light freezing rain that will develop, and sleet and a few wet flakes are also possible, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said.

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Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said the precipitation should be light but it could still get tricky during the morning commute on Friday.

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Freezing rain is just rain that freezes on contact with surfaces that are at or below 32 degrees.

"Temperatures will start out just below freezing but should climb above freezing by lunch time," he said.

That means any frozen precipitation should change to all liquid by midday.

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But, you may want to keep your umbrella handy if you are heading to any St. Patrick's Day activities Friday as showers may linger into the early evening.

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