If you watched the clip to the end you know how I feel…driving into the ocean might be a good idea at some point.
Based on the overnight model guidance, the heavier snow area has shifted south a bit but the biggest impact is still likely to be north of the immediate Tri-State. Here’s my current snowfall forecast map for the region.
The tricky part is the location of the heaviest snow. One model shifted it to southwest Ohio (I’m not buying that one yet) while the more consistent model kept it from northern Butler and Warren Counties up to the Dayton area.
There may also be a sharp cutoff of the accumulating snow on the south side, though for now I am keeping the potential for an inch in Owen, Grant and Pendleton Counties.
As for timing, here’s what we can expect. Today we’ll have mainly rain, mixed at times with snow, changing to all snow this evening into the night. Right now the changeover time is expected between 6 and 9 PM. After that we’ll have moderate to heavy snow into the night, tapering to light snow or flurries by sunrise tomorrow. The majority of the accumulating snow should be between 7 PM and 5 AM.
Winds will shift to the northwest at 10-18 mph tonight as temperatures fall into the 20s, and that means some slick travel later tonight into tomorrow morning’s rush hour. Since we’re seeing rain today, pre-treating of the roads will not be possible. Wind chills will be in the teens overnight and tomorrow morning.
Keep your eyes on the sky and enjoy the changing weather!
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