A Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect this evening and continues through Tuesday morning for all locations in east-central Ohio. A wintry mix of rain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet is possible Monday night. Snow accumulation of up to two inches and ice accumulation up to one-tenth of an inch is possible in the Advisory area.
Our weather locally should be quiet through the daytime hours today (Monday). Last night’s snow showers have pushed off to our east but the next round of wintry precipitation is getting it’s act together off to our west. Skies will remain mostly cloudy and dry today. We may even see some sun occasionally.
Precipitation will begin to push back into the region by mid/late afternoon. This should be mainly snow. There may also be some sleet mix in for a time. Once temperatures cool around and after sunset, the possibility for sleet and freezing rain enters the picture.
Mixed precipitation, including freezing rain and snow, will continue overnight into early Tuesday morning. Precipitation will taper off to mostly snow flurries. This all looks to exit our area by noon Tuesday.
PRECIPITATION TYPES AND ACCUMULATION
This is a tough call. Snow and ice amounts will greatly vary across east-central Ohio. The more freezing rain you get, the less snow and vice-versa. The further south you are located, the higher the potential for freezing rain. Areas north of the Valley – say north of US-30, are likely to see all snow. Locations south of US-30 and closer to I-70 have the highest potential for freezing rain. [RE: Map below]
LOCAL SNOW AMOUNTS
Snowfall locally can be around 1 to 2 inches – give or take. Again, snow amounts will depend on whether freezing rain becomes an issue. Snow amounts will increase as you travel north.
Light freezing rain will be possible this evening and overnight. Ice accumulation could be as light as a couple of hundredths of an inch up to one-tenth of an inch locally. Regardless, it doesn’t take much ice to cause a problem with travel.
Travel conditions can be much different on Tuesday morning as compared to this morning. Expect delays and/or adjustments.
Updates will be posted here later this afternoon if needed. If the weather affects your plans over the next 24 hours, keep informed and up to date with the latest forecast. I always post the most detailed and up-to-date forecast for our area here.I include a timestamp in each forecast so you know it’s current.