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A icy mix late, then snow tomorrow

Miami Valley , Whitewater Valley, and the I-71 corridor of Ohio/Indiana:

A arctic front continues to slip through the region this evening allowing temps to drop from the 40s to around 28 by dawn. Precipitation will initially be light and begin to spread North late. Rain/freezing rain/sleet will be the early stages of the precipitation through dawn with light icing and little if any sleet accumulation by sunrise. Then precipitation will change to a sleet/snow mix then all snow through the day tomorrow. Snow will be heavy at times midday through the afternoon. Pockets of snow called banding will form and those will be the isolated higher amount snowfall totals. Snow will lighten a bit by evening before another batch of light snow moves in overnight tomorrow night adding additional light to moderate accumulations. All this means that 2 to 6 inches of snow/sleet can be expected tomorrow then tomorrow night an additional 1 to isolated 4 inches of just snow will fall on top of the the 2 to 5. This makes storm totals of 3 to 9 inches with isolated 10 inches especially East of I-71. Temperatures throughout tomorrow will fall from near 28 at sunrise to near 20 by days end. Tomorrow night temperatures will fall to near 10 by dawn. This means salt will be less effective. Winds will pick up to near 30 mph at times Monday blowing and drifting snow will be possible. Sun returns Monday evening but with clear skies overnight Monday night temps fall to near 0 if not a bit below.

Long range:
Colder air will stay with us through Thursday before temps begin to rebound to more March like levels Friday and into next weekend.

The following is the seven day forecast for the Dayton metro area and a 50 mile radius around it. Other metro areas like Columbus, Cincinnati, and Portsmouth are not included. For those areas please request a separate forecast. Thanks.

Tonight 3/1 - Mostly cloudy, a chance of light rain/freezing rain after midnight then freezing rain/sleet by dawn. Winds becoming N 5 to 10 mph. Low 27 late. Chance of precipitation 60%. Sleet accumulation of a half inch or less. Ice accumulation of 0.1 of an inch or less.

Sunday 3/2 - Mostly cloudy, sleet mixing with and changing to snow by noon. Heavy at times. Winds N 5 to 15 mph. High 27 falling to 20 by dark. Chance of precipitation 100%. Snowfall around 2 to 6 inches.

Sun night 3/2 - Mostly cloudy, snow before midnight ( Some pockets could be heavy early), then scattered snow showers and flurries. Blowing snow late. Winds N 10 to 20 mph, becoming NE late with gust to 25 mph late. Low 10. Chance of snow 100%. Snowfall around 1 to isolated 4 inches especially South.

Monday 3/3 - Mostly cloudy, a few flurries early then becoming partly sunny. Breezy. Winds NE 15 mph, gust to 30 mph. High 18. Chance of snow 40%.

Mon night 3/3 - Partly cloudy. Winds N light. Low 0.

Tuesday 3/4 - Mostly sunny. High 24.

Tues night 3/4 - Partly cloudy. Low 12.

Wednesday 3/5 - Mostly cloudy. High 29.

Wed night 3/5 - Partly cloudy. Low 18.

Thursday 3/6 - Mostly sunny. High 34.

Thur night 3/6 - Partly cloudy. Low 23.

Friday 3/7 - Partly sunny. High 44.

Fri night 3/7 - Mostly cloudy. Low 28.

Saturday 3/8 - Mostly cloudy. High 39.

Sat night 3/8 -Mostly cloudy. Low 24.

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