Saturday Local Update on the early week winter storm

Posted Saturday, January 23, 2021

Despite the abundant sunshine today, temperatures remain in the upper-20s in most locations. And, it’s the coldest day we’ve had this January here in the Valley. I wouldn’t bet the house on it but this could very well be the coldest day we see for quite some time.

Clouds will increase tonight ahead of a weather system that will eventually spread wintry precipitation into east-central Ohio to start the new work week.

Clouds will dominate but the majority of the daytime hours should remain dry on Sunday. Odds for a light snow shower will increase towards sunset as high pressure gets nudged off to the east. At the same time, a strong low pressure system will be approaching from the southwest. Initially, precipitation will have a difficult time overcoming the dry atmosphere in place but it will moisture will eventually spread into the region Sunday evening/night.


The models have come into better agreement with regards to the track of the low just to the south of Ohio. While specifics will get ironed out over the next 24 to 36 hours, we can expect to see a mixed bag of wintry precipitation Monday and Tuesday.


This will not be a big snow producer for central Ohio. Most of the snow at this point looks to occur well north of our area. However, even modest amounts of freezing rain can bring hazardous travel conditions.

A better handle on precipitation types and timing should arrive with Sunday’s model runs and I’ll post an update Sunday afternoon. Until then, other than the slight amounts of freezing rain on Monday, this looks to be mostly a rain event for our area.

As always, updates here on TUSCWeather and on Twitter (@tuscwx). As always, be safe (and kind) out there.

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