Snow showers Friday night but it won’t amount to much in the Valley

We will have a couple of opportunities for snow in the Tuscarawas Valley over the course of tonight and again on Friday night.

Tonight a warm front will lift through east-central Ohio bringing rain with snow showers mixing in as temperatures drop to around freezing. Odds for snow tonight will be greatest in the northern half of the Valley. Those in the southern portion will likely see all rain. We’re not expecting any measurable accumulation anywhere in the Valley with tonight’s system.

Friday night low pressure will ride along a stalled frontal boundary south of the Ohio River. This system will also bring chances for rain and snow showers Friday into early Saturday morning.

Precipitation will begin as rain in the Valley Friday evening, then change over to snow showers after 8 or 9 p.m. Snow showers will continue overnight ending early Saturday morning.

Today’s models have reduced the amount of snow from this system considerably with the morning runs. This morning’s data suggests we may end up with an inch in most neighborhoods. The only exception would be in our southern most communities closer to I-70. A little more snow is expected there but it shouldn’t amount to much more than 1.5 inches total at best.

The hi-res NAM3 idea puts about an inch in the Valley Friday night:

The National Weather Service also has us at an inch:

Tonight’s snow will not amount to any accumulation more than a dusting. And, it will be accompanied by rain in most places. Friday night’s snow may bring a trace to an inch of snow to the Valley. Neither of these system will have much of an impact on local travel.



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