Snow showers will develop south of the region today and travel northeast into east-central Ohio tonight as a winter storm system crosses south of Ohio. Snow showers locally tonight will change over to rain Monday morning. A brief period of freezing rain is possible Monday morning as the changeover to rain occurs. Rain is expected to remain the primary precipitation type through much of Monday.
Mixed precipitation, including some sleet, can return to the Valley Monday evening as temperatures cool back to freezing. The system’s cold front will cross east-central Ohio on Tuesday. Additional light snow accumulation is expected as colder air arrives behind the front.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for portions of the region mainly south of I-70.
WHEN WILL THE SNOW BEGIN?
Snow will spread in locally from the south tonight between 12:00 AM – 2:00 AM tonight. Simulated radar:
Limited/Minor Impacts locally. Although snow accumulation is expected to be light tonight, moderate snowfall rates can be possible tonight – especially during the onset. Minor accumulation can lead to slick spots for the Monday morning commute on untreated roads.
Generally speaking, snow looks to amount to a trace to one inch. Locations closer to I-70 could see a bit more – 1 to 2 inches. Snow and ice accumulation will increase along and south of I-70.
The period of freezing rain should be brief and is more likely to occur in the southern half of the area. Spotty accumulation of around a couple of hundredths of an inch will be possible.
Occasional snow showers will continue into Wednesday behind the system’s cold front. Temperatures Monday and Tuesday will generally stay in the 30s before dropping to the upper 20s by Wednesday.
Any updates and or changes to the forecast will be posted on the web later this evening. Keep up with the latest local forecast.