12:30 a.m. Monday Update: Temperatures are lingering near freezing around the Columbus metro area. A glaze of ice has formed on sidewalks, side roads, and trees. The Freezing Rain Advisory is now in effect for Columbus until 4 a.m. After that time, warmer air will filter in melting away in ice. Total ice accumulation in Columbus before that time will be less than a tenth of an inch. Watch out for patches of ice on roadways overnight.
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Light rain will overspread the region tonight ahead of a strong weather system that will affect us for the next few days. Temperatures near the surface will be around freezing tonight and the ground will be extremely cold due to the recent snow and cold weather. This means a brief period of freezing rain could occur.
A Freezing Rain Advisory is in effect for counties north of Columbus including Delaware, Marysville, and Mansfield. These areas could see a light glaze of ice this evening before the temperature rises above freezing after midnight. Back in Columbus, a very brief period of light freezing rain could occur if the temperature dips back below freezing for a few hours. Ice accumulation is not expected in Columbus, however isolated slick spots on the roads could develop if the freezing rain occurs.
Use extra caution if you will be traveling on the roads tonight. The temperature will be safely above freezing before the morning commute on Monday, but rain could still slow your drive down. Expect scattered showers throughout the day on Monday. Isolated showers will persist on Tuesday before rain becomes very likely ahead of a cold front late Tuesday night. Temperatures could exceed 60 degrees on Tuesday! Be sure to check back for your full 7-day forecast update tomorrow afternoon. As always, it will be posted right here on examiner.com!
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