Published 9:37 AM EST 02-13-2020
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Wet snow showers will continue today as a trough of low pressure travels east across the region. We should see them taper off this afternoon for a while but snow chances will increase tonight as a strong cold front sinks south through east-central Ohio. We shouldn’t see much snow locally during the daytime hours – maybe a half-inch or so looks likely. Temperatures today will stay fairly constant around 34°.
Tonight we’ll have to watch for a snow squall or two as some of the coldest air of the season flows into east-central Ohio with a cold front. This will be possible thanks to a more north/northwest flow setting up along and behind the front. Some locations could pick up a quick half-inch in a heavy snow squall. The squalls will be short-lived but may pose visibility issues for anyone traveling tonight.
As skies start to clear out in the wee hours Friday morning, temperatures will nose-dive to the teens behind the front. Any snow/slush on roads and sidewalks will quickly freeze into a glacier so you might want to clear as much as you can today. This stuff will be rock-hard by sunrise.
High pressure returns Friday bringing an end to the snow, but temperatures will be mighty cold despite spotty sunshine. Highs locally might make it to 20° for the afternoon high. Wind chill values can be in the single digits early Friday and remain in the low-teens Friday afternoon.
The cold temperatures won’t stick around long. After a very cold start Saturday morning, high pressure will shift east setting up a more southerly flow. Warmer air will push afternoon temperatures into the mid-30s Saturday afternoon to around 40° on Sunday. Saturday will be the brighter day of the weekend. Sunday will be a bit cloudier but still, not a bad day. At least we won’t see any rain or snow.
High pressure will bring a dry day with milder temperatures on Monday but clouds will increase as we progress through the afternoon with the next system. Rain will be likely Monday night into Tuesday with a low pressure system and its cold front. Moisture associated with this system will keep decent odds for rain and snow showers in the forecast through mid-week.
Warm temperatures in the upper-40s to near 50° on Tuesday will return to seasonal values on Wednesday.
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