Posted 10:50 AM EST Sunday, November 29, 2020
After dry and relatively warm weather today, a strong storm system will bring rain on Monday and then accumulating snow on Tuesday, followed by cooler weather for the remainder of the week.
After a cool start, today will be a pleasant Sunday with relatively warm temperatures. Clouds will gradually increase through the afternoon and evening as low pressure travels up from the south. Rain will eventually saturate dry air at the surface tonight and spread northward into the Valley by Monday morning.
Once rain gets underway it will pretty much continue through much of Monday. As colder gets wrapped into the system late Monday, rain will change to snow showers. Snow showers will then continue Monday night into Tuesday.
In addition to the rain and snow, a gusty northwest wind will develop. Gusts could be in the 20 – 25 mph range at times.
Snow showers will eventually taper off Tuesday evening as the storm system departs.
HOW MUCH SNOW WILL WE GET?
Everyone in eastern Ohio will see some snow out of this. The heaviest snowfall will occur in northern Ohio with lesser amounts as one travels south.
We will see some accumulating snow in our area – enough to shovel and plow.
This will be THE first measurable snow of the season for our area, so travel will likely come with some challenges.
- Temperatures will drop to the upper-20s Monday night. Slick spots will be possible – especially on elevated surfaces.
- SLICK SPOTS – Treated roads will fare much better than secondary roads. Elevated roads will be more susceptible to snow accumulation and freezing.
- Blowing snow will limit visibility at times.
- Wet/slushy surfaces will refreeze Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
AFTER THE STORM
Colder temperatures will settle in for the rest of the workweek. Afternoon highs locally will be in the low to mid-40s. Nighttime lows will be in the mid to upper-20s.
Another winter storm system will bring increasing chances for precipitation by next weekend.
As always, updates are posted here and on Twitter first. Be safe out there.