A strong area of low pressure is dumping 2+ feet of snow, creating blizzard conditions, and even causing thunder-snow across Oklahoma and portions of the Plains! This area of low pressure will max out in strength tonight and weaken and is heads northeast. It will still send a surge of moisture and cause gloomy weather once it arrives.
Clouds will be on the increase this evening but temperatures will still fall back into the 30s. Expect lows around freezing overnight with temperatures starting to slowly warm up by dawn. Rain is expected to move in from the south between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. There is a slight chance that this could start out briefly as freezing rain in areas that remain near 32 degrees. This would not last for very long and therefore is not expected to cause too many problems. If you will be out early in the morning, keep in mind that isolated slick spots could occur because of this.
Rain will last throughout most of Tuesday morning and could be heavy at times. The rain will transition into more of a scattered fashion by the afternoon. Expect periods of showers from the afternoon hours through Tuesday night. Over an inch of rain will fall on Tuesday, so keep the umbrella handy!
As we head into Wednesday, colder air will begin to wrap around the western side of the low pressure system. As this happens, scattered rain showers will begin to mix with snow. Once the temperature falls into the low 30s Wednesday night, it will transition to all snow. Some light accumulations of less than two inches will be possible in the heaviest snow showers.
The storm system will remain stuck over the northeastern U.S. for the rest of the week creating a cold and snowy weather pattern for central Ohio. This will not be a pattern with big snow accumulations, but just persistent snow showers. A slight coating to half inch will be possible each night as the sun goes down and creates ideal conditions for the snow to stick.
An early look at the weekend shows more snow showers on Saturday, but clearing weather for Sunday. Expect temperatures to slowly be turning colder with highs in the 30s both days.
Forecast graphics are in the new “list” of photos feature both above and below this article!
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