Tuesday Morning Update: Occasional snow showers and cold

Initial snow showers associated with low pressure and a cold front have pushed east of the Valley this morning. Cold arctic air has spread across east-central Ohio and temperatures today will change very little from current morning readings in the mid-20s. Breezy northwest winds will enhance the cold making it feel even worse. Occasional gusts 20 to 25 mph are possible.

With regards to snow today, that northwest flow will bring scattered snow showers through the morning. While the majority of today’s snow will be lake-enhanced and more likely north of the Valley, some will have the potential to reach far enough south into at least the northern half of the area. Expect an additional inch or so from these today in northern parts of the Valley – mainly this morning.

Hi-res model FutureCast radar depiction for today indicates scattered lake effect snow bands will have the potential to bring occasional snow showers to the Valley mainly during the morning.

ODOT reports pavement temperatures are near freezing. Road temperatures will continue to drop which would allow snow to accumulate in those areas that get a quick hit of snow.

Odds for snow showers will decrease during the afternoon locally exiting completely by this evening. Temperatures tonight continue to trend colder. Lows look to bottom out at around 12° ahead of sunrise Wednesday. Wind chills will be in the single digits as you head out to work/school tomorrow morning.

NAM3k Approximate wind chill temperatures around 7:00 AM Wednesday

DRY BUT COLD FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WORK WEEK
High pressure will begin to take control tonight to keep dry conditions in place for the rest of the workweek. A disturbance will ripple through the region Wednesday but a lack of moisture will keep precipitation at bay. Expect clouds to dominate with occasional sun and temperatures around 33° for the afternoon high.

Clouds should decrease on Thursday as temperatures begin a slow increase into the low-40s. Mostly sunny skies return Friday.

WEEKEND OUTLOOK
High pressure should maintain dry conditions through the upcoming weekend. Saturday looks to be the brightest day of the two with clouds moving in by Sunday. Temperatures Saturday remain about 20° below normal but warmer air starts to moderate temperatures to around 50° by Sunday.

Temperatures are expected to moderate some through next week.

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