Accumulating snow has overspread the southern half of Ohio this morning. Some moderate snow has even reached as far north as downtown Columbus thanks to this small weather system tracking just a little north of its projected track.
Any accumulation will be limited to around a dusting in Columbus at most. Some isolated areas especially south of Columbus could pick up half to one inch of snow. The heaviest hit areas will be well southwest of Columbus between Hillsboro, Georgetown, and Cincinnati where two to four inches of snow will be possible.
Several small disturbances will rotate around the bottom of an upper level area of low pressure in the atmosphere over the next several days. The first system will be the weakest and will affect Columbus on Thursday. Scattered sprinkles or flurries will be possible especially north of Columbus. Winds could also gust up to 30 mph on Thursday.
An arctic cold front will sweep across Ohio on Friday. The disturbance in the atmosphere that will kick the front through will produce scattered snow showers. A few of the snow showers could mix with rain during the first half of the day as temperatures climb into the upper 30s. Colder air will quickly filter in Friday afternoon changing everything back over to snow. With temperatures above freezing, only limited accumulation of less than half an inch is expected.
The upcoming weekend is looking very cold! Highs will be in the 20s both afternoons with scattered snow showers likely on Saturday. A few lingering flurries will remain possible on Sunday. Morning lows will dip down to 20 on Saturday and even the teens on Sunday morning.
Attention will then turn to a potentially significant storm brewing for next week. The current forecast track of this storm places it right over Ohio meaning we are on the line between precipitation types. Therefore, the current forecast will call for a wintry mix. This one has the potential to produce significant wintry weather in the Ohio Valley. Stay tuned for the latest updates!
Forecast graphics are in the new “list” of photos feature both above and below this article!
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