Morning flurries will continue but otherwise, so much of our Monday forecast is mostly cloudy and chilly with a high of 37 degrees.
Tuesday will be relatively quiet during the daytime hours with a mostly cloudy sky and temperatures warming to 43. But this is ahead of another potent area of low pressure. And this will unfold as another messy system Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
It looks like we’ll see a brief window of rain late Tuesday evening but as temperatures drop, this will turn into a very heavy snowfall. This should happen in the overnight hours and it will accumulate quickly. It already looks like we could be looking at 3 to 6 inches of snowfall in our area, especially north of the Ohio River, if the precipitation switches over as the models are eluding to. Lower amounts are expected to the south where more sleet and eventually rain will mix in with the precipitation.
We’ll continue to narrow down the snowfall forecast in the days ahead, but here’s where the messaging in this next weather system needs to be crystal clear. The snowfall forecast confidence is growing. The likelihood of snow is high to the north. And there is little doubt that road conditions will deteriorate quickly Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. And since the heaviest of the snow would fall between midnight and 6 a.m., you can expect difficult travel, delays and possible school closures Wednesday. So, start planning ahead now!
This area of low-pressure lifts through the Ohio Valley on Wednesday during the daylight hours. We’ll even get periods of rain during the day as road crews are out clearing this latest round of snow. We’ll see a high of 41 on Wednesday. Then Wednesday night, colder air will wrap behind this system, again bringing a light snow chance. The amount that accumulates will be light and minor, but additional slick spots can be expected.
Mostly cloudy, chilly
Late day rainfall
Rain turns to snow
Heavy snow likely, roads difficult
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