Posted 9:00 AM, Monday, November 30, 2020
This update will get you caught up with the latest data regarding our impending winter storm.
- Expect rain showers today
- There can be a brief lull in precipitation late this afternoon/early evening
- Light rain showers/drizzle transition to snow showers this evening
- Snow showers will continue tonight through Tuesday
- Snow showers will taper off Tuesday night into Wednesday morning
- Dry but cold weather returns on Wednesday
NWS WINTER HEADLINES
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Tuscarawas, Carroll, and Coshocton counties from 1:00 AM Tuesday until 7:00 AM Wednesday. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Holmes, Stark, and Wayne counties from 7:00 PM this evening until 1:00 AM Wednesday. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for northeast Ohio counties north of Stark County.
This will be THE first instance of plowable snowfall for our area so impacts will be, let’s just say, challenging, if you must travel in it. Snowfall is likely to be heavy at times over the next 24 hours and it will accumulate on roads. Secondary roads will be especially problematic because they’re generally not pre-treated. Blowing snow will cause visibility issues if you are driving through a squall.
NOTE: Much heavier snow accumulation is expected to occur as you travel north from the Valley. Frankly, they’re going to get whacked up there. Take this into account if you travel north to work/school Tuesday and Wednesday.
Snow showers look to get underway with vigor around 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM tonight in our area. Snow will pretty much continue through the night. Initially, the snow will melt but since it’s at night and temperatures are cold, it will eventually stick. Expect snow on the roads and slick spots as you head out to work Tuesday morning.
The steadiest and heaviest snowfall should occur overnight tonight into early Tuesday. Snowfall will then become more shower-y during the day tomorrow with occasional bouts of moderate snowfall.
Snowfall looks to be wet tonight as things get underway this evening becoming more of the classic 10:1 ratio type snow on Tuesday. This won’t be the light powdery stuff we see when temperatures are in the teens and below.
HOW MUCH SNOW?
There are no changes in the total amount of snow expected for our area. Those in the northern part of the Valley – Bolivar, Zoar, Strasburg, Mineral City, Dover, New Philadelphia, etc. – can expect snow accumulation on the higher end. Those folks in the southern third can expect a bit less. EVERYONE will get snow, however.
Lake enhancement could produce some overperforming snow bands to reach far enough south to bring occasional snow squalls during daylight hours on Tuesday. This can bump up snow amounts in some northern locations in the Valley.
As always, updates are posted on TuscWeather.net and the webapp as needed. Additional weather info is also posted on our Twitter feed (@tuscwx) throughout the day. Be safe out there.