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Yet another round of snow is headed to central Ohio! It seems like winter is off to quite a bang this year. A weak disturbance will slide through the Ohio Valley tonight bringing a narrow band of light to moderate snow. Accumulations will be light, on the order of an inch or so. Isolated amounts just over an inch will be possible in any areas that pick up brief heavier bursts of snow.

While hefty accumulations are not likely, the impact could still be significant. The snow will be occurring in the middle of the night and into the early morning hours on Tuesday. With a ground that is already frozen and forecast lows around 20 degrees, the snow will easily stick to the roads. You will especially want to watch out for re-freezing on treated roads that begin to ice back up in patches.

So, plan for some extra time if you have to leave before 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Otherwise, the rest of the day is looking just fine. Expect highs in the middle 20s and dry conditions after the late morning.

Another small system will bring some flurries to locations mainly north of Columbus on Wednesday. That will unlock the door to some very cold air possibly bringing lows down to around 10 degrees by early Thursday. Highs on Thursday may struggle to reach the 20 degree mark!

A stronger storm system is on the horizon for this weekend. Right now, we are on the line between rain and snow as is often the case for Ohio. Stay with examiner.com for the latest forecast updates.

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