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Tuscarawas Valley Weather Edge for Monday, December 3, 2018

Occasional rain showers will be possible across the area today with the passing of a cold front. The rest of the week will remain cold with periods of light snow showers. No significant snow accumulation is forecast.

After an absolutely gorgeous Sunday that bathed east-central Ohio in sunshine, blue skies, and mild temperatures, we return to our normal drab late autumn weather. The first of two cold fronts has crossed the region. The second will sink south and east this afternoon.

I wouldn’t expect anything more than a typical cloudy and dreary day. Spotty light rain showers will continue through the afternoon and evening. As colder air filters in this evening after sunset, any light rain/drizzle will mix then eventually change over to light snow. Accumulation here in east-central Ohio shouldn’t amount to much more than a dusting.

SIMULATED radar from the hi-res model through 1:00 am Tuesday:

Temperatures today will remain fairly steady around the 40° mark then begin a downward trend around 3:00 pm or so. By 10:00 pm it will be cold enough where snow will start mixing in. All precipitation should end by pre-dawn Tuesday morning.

Tuesday will bring a dry but chilly day to the region. It will remain mostly cloudy with occasional peaks of sun. The clouds and a cold northwest flow will hold temperatures in the low to mid-30s.

TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
Odds for light snow showers will trend upward again Tuesday night as an upper-level trough approaches the region. Snow again will be light with this feature and accumulation will be meager. Chances for light snow will continue into the daytime hours – mainly during the morning. By Wednesday afternoon snow showers will become more isolated before ending mid-afternoon. Temperatures on Wednesday will hover around freezing.

Another area of low pressure with an associated front will move through the Great Lakes region on Thursday. Moisture in our area looks fairly limited and again, light snow showers will be possible. A better setup for lake enhanced snow showers will bring increased odds for heavier snow accumulation for snow belt counties toward the north.

Temperatures will warm a few degrees Thursday ahead of the cold front which may introduce a period of rain/snow in the afternoon.

Precipitation will come to an end by Friday morning. So far, Friday looks dry and thinning clouds under weak high pressure will allow for some sunshine. Temperatures will be cold, though, with highs struggling to reach 30 in most neighborhoods.

WEEKEND OUTLOOK
Fair weather will continue through Saturday ahead of yet another low that will drag another cold front across the region Saturday night. Most of the moisture should stay north of the region with this but this far out I did keep low odds for light snow on Sunday. Temperatures through the weekend will remain a few degrees either side of freezing.

The “big” snowstorm that was being hyped on social media late last week continues to track well south of Ohio. Models depict the parent low pressure then moving up the east Atlantic coast into New England. While many changes will occur in the modeling over the coming days, I have little concern that this storm system will bring much impact for our area. Some snow IS possible. It will be cold enough. But, questions remain regarding the track this low will take.

Someone will get impactful snow out of this system. Where exactly that is remains an unanswered question.

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