Snow showers this morning will taper off and end north to south this afternoon as our storm system pulls off to the east. Reports coming in from storm spotters around the region show a general 2″ to 4″ snow is pretty common around the Valley. Yes, some places received less. Snow is funny that way.
An additional inch or two will be possible in some spots across the region before this storm finally exits east-central Ohio later today.
Temperatures this afternoon will warm to above freezing so some of this snow will begin to melt. Highs this afternoon will top out in the upper 30s – still about 15 degrees below average for today.
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
Dry weather and below normal temperatures will highlight the rest of the work week. A mix of sun and clouds Thursday will improve to mostly sunny conditions on Friday.
A storm system will track across the lower Ohio Valley on Saturday. I’ll continue to watch this system for any wobbles north but our current model guidance has been consistent in keeping this storm well south of our area.
There is no doubt that the weekend forecast will contain some changes as Saturday draws closer and computer models get a better idea of the track of this system as well as local temperatures. For now, I’ll go with a dry but cloudier day for Saturday. Sunday will be the pick day of the weekend with mostly sunny skies. Temperatures through the weekend will still be colder than average with afternoon highs in the 40s.
Dry conditions and temperatures turning a little warmer will start the new work week with a return to temperatures in the low 50s Monday and Tuesday.
ANY SIGNS OF SPRING?
Climate forecasting models continue to advertise below normal temperatures to remain through the end of March and even into the first part of April.
One thing is certain – the sun will eventually win the battle and spring will arrive at some point. For now, though, it looks like there will be a delay.