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Today is a day to dress in layers! You will want to prepare for a major dip in the temperature while you are at work or school. Temps will start off in the 40s this morning and be in the lower 20s by the end of the afternoon.

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Rain will overspread the region Tuesday night and hang around for the start of your Wednesday. Be sure to take the umbrella out the door as it will be needed through at least the first half of the day. As the low passes by early in the morning, winds will switch to the north bringing in much colder air. Wind gusts may exceed 35 mph at times during the day on Wednesday which will cause the temperature to absolutely crash. This will change leftover rain to snow around the noon hour.

Accumulations will vary based on where you lived. Accumulations will be less than 2 inches in downtown Columbus with higher amounts to the north and lesser amounts to the south. See the attached snowfall map for details. Accumulations will be limited by the warm ground and the fact that the snow will be during the afternoon hours. Stay with examiner.com and Mike Groenke on Twitter for the latest updates.

Temperatures will crash from the 50s very early this morning into the teens by the evening hours! Lows will dip into the lower teens by Thursday morning as this next shot of arctic air settles in to place. Winds will remain gusty into the early morning causing wind chills to dip down near or possibly even just below zero! Luckily it will be short lived as highs head back into the 50s on Friday.

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