Monday Evening Winter Storm Update

Posted 4:11 PM EST 12/16/2019

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect this evening and continues through Tuesday morning for Tuscarawas and surrounding counties in east-central Ohio. A wintry mix of rain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet is possible tonight into Tuesday morning. Snow accumulation of up to two inches and ice accumulation up to one-tenth of an inch is possible in the Advisory area.

Not much in the way of changes for tonight and Tuesday. Expect a cocktail of winter precipitation types overnight tonight across the Valley – including rain, snow, sleet, and possibly light freezing rain.

MAIN PRECIPITATION TYPES TONIGHT. Boundaries are approximate

SNOW
Current high-resolution models indicate there can be a quick thump of wet snow as precipitation gets underway this evening. This is the best time where most locations can accumulate a quick inch or so locally. As precipitation types change through the night, snow accumulation will drop off.

Total snow tonight through Tuesday can amount to 1 to 2 inches, generally.

NWS “Worst Case” snowfall forecast tonight through Tuesday evening

ICE
Freezing rain will be possible at times tonight as temperatures cool to around freezing. Ice accretion locally should not be a huge concern. Temperatures will be at or near freezing so a glaze of a couple of hundredths of an inch is possible in some areas. ODOT has been pretreating state highways with brine so impacts on those roads will be minimal. Road temperatures are still above freezing. There can be icy spots on less-traveled roads and elevated road surfaces such as bridges and overpasses though. Cold surfaces (vehicles, etc.) can also ice up tonight.

IMPACTS
Ice and snow can have an impact on the Tuesday morning commute. There can also be school delays. (Check with your school administration.) Overall, the storm should only bring minor impacts locally.

WHEN WILL IT STOP?
Snow showers may linger into Tuesday morning before exiting northeast by lunchtime. Dry conditions and briefly colder temperatures will arrive for Wednesday. Dry conditions will continue for the latter part of the workweek.

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