Miami Valley , Whitewater Valley, and the I-71 corridor of Ohio/Indiana:
The region will remain on the Northern fringe of the secondary push of moisture this evening. Heaviest snows will fall between Cincinnati and Wilmington with pockets receiving up to 4 inches by 1am. Most areas North of US-35 will see little to no additional accumulation due to colder dryer air that has taken over on the Northern side of the storm, this is the cause to significant lower snow totals. Storm totals by morning should be in the 2 to 6 inch range especially South of US-35 with isolated pockets South of US -22 receiving 7 inches. Snow will taper to flurries after 2 am. Winds gusting to 30 mph at times late and early tomorrow could result in some blowing snow keeping rural roads messy and tricky to navigate. Temps will fall to near 10 by morning making salt less affective and only rebounding to the upper teens tomorrow afternoon. Tomorrow night high pressure settles in allowing skies to completely clear and temps to fall to near 0 if not a bit below in a few locations. Cold air hangs on through Thursday before temps bounce back to more normal levels with highs in the 40s late week.
Some light rain/snow could be possible Saturday with a cold front that could bring chillier air back into the region next week. Some cold surges may follow the following week with more opportunities for some snow as the winter of 2014 continues.
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 3/2 - Mostly cloudy, snow before 2 am ( Some pockets could be heavySouth early evening), then scattered snow flurries. Blowing snow at times. Winds N 10 to 20 mph, becoming NE late with gust to 25 mph late. Low 9. Chance of snow 100%. Wind chills as low as -7. Snowfall around 1 to isolated 4 inches especially South.
Monday 3/3 - Mostly cloudy, a few flurries early then becoming partly sunny. Breezy. Winds N 15 mph, gust to 30 mph. High 18. Chance of snow 40%. Wind chills as low as -7.
Mon night 3/3 - Partly cloudy. Winds N light. Low 0 to -5. Wind chills near -10.
Tuesday 3/4 - Mostly sunny. Winds calm. High 26.
Tues night 3/4 - Partly cloudy. Winds NE 5 mph. Low 12.
Wednesday 3/5 - Partly sunny. High 33.
Wed night 3/5 - Partly cloudy. Low 18.
Thursday 3/6 - Mostly sunny. High 38.
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, a slight chance of scattered rain/snow showers. High 44. Chance of precipitation 20%.
Sat night 3/8 -Mostly cloudy. Low 28.
Sunday 3/9 - Partly sunny. High 39.
Sun night 3/9 - Partly cloudy. Low 26.