Precipitation chances return this afternoon and continue through mid week due to a series of upper level systems.
9:10 AM EST | Snow showers are on the way into east-central Ohio this morning with a weak low advancing from the south. It will be a quick-hitter but it will have an impact on your afternoon and evening here in the Valley.
Otherwise, expect clouds to thicken as we go through the day. Afternoon temperatures will peak at or just below freezing.
We should stay dry during the bulk of the morning. Snow showers will not move into the Valley until mid-afternoon (3:00 PM-ish). This system will be a little different than we normally see. Snow will get underway first in the southern neighborhoods and advance north. Snow showers will then continue into tonight. Snow showers look to taper off after midnight as the system pushes north.
There may be a brief period of freezing drizzle after the steadiest snowfall tonight as things wind down late tonight. The freezing drizzle will be spotty though so not everyone will get in on this.
Generally, we can expect an inch or two of snow today and tonight. Total daytime accumulation should be under an inch. We can expect another inch to 1.50 inches after sunset.
The period of heaviest accumulation will be between 4:00 PM through 11:00 PM this evening. This is the best time we would start to get local travel impacts on the roads. You all know the drill – Expect slick spots especially on the less-traveled untreated roads.
Should that freezing drizzle develop in your community, be aware of icy surfaces late tonight and early Monday.
MONDAY – TUESDAY
Although we should see a break in steady snowfall into Monday morning, the next weather system is advancing into the region to bring us another round of wintry precipitation by Monday afternoon. This system looks to bring a little snow to the area Monday morning but warming temperatures in the afternoon should bring a changeover to rain showers. We’ll not end up with much in the way of accumulating snow with this system.
Rain will continue Monday night and Tuesday. By the time this system pulls away, we could end up with another inch to 1.50 inches of RAIN. And, rainfall may be heavy at times. Local rivers and streams are still running fairly high from last week’s snowmelt and rain so we will again have to keep watch for the potential for local flooding issues.