Posted Friday AM, March 11, 2022
A winter storm is still on track to bring snow, cold temperatures, and gusty wind to the Valley tonight and Saturday. However, there has been a slight shift to the east with the track of the system which will make a slight difference in snow amounts for our area.
Everyone in east-central Ohio will get snow from the storm, just not quite as much. I’ve left the forecast as-is for now as the reduction in expected snow amounts is just slightly less – around half to one inch. That still keeps the forecast in the 3″ to 5″ range but makes it very difficult to see anything more than 5″/6″ in our area.
The timing stays pretty much the same this morning. Rain showers will move into the area this evening ahead of the cold front. We’ll see the changeover to snow around 8 pm or so. Once the snow gets started it will pretty much snow through the night. Snowfall can be moderate to heavy at times during the night and very early Saturday morning.
The bulk of snow accumulation here will occur by sunrise Saturday. We can also still expect to see occasional snow showers and squalls through Saturday afternoon although these will be spotty. I don’t expect much in the way of additional accumulation (maybe an inch in those areas that see squalls/showers) from these but they will impact visibility of you’re out and about.
It will still be a blustery day tomorrow with gusty northwest wind and air temperatures in the low to mid-20s. This combination will keep wind chills in the single digits during the morning and low-teens in the afternoon.
Those gusty winds will decrease Saturday night but winds shift out of the southwest and turn breezy again Sunday afternoon. Temperatures will warm to the mid/upper 30s to around 40 by Sunday evening.
SOME GOOD NEWS
This will be a quick-hitting burst of winter. By Monday will see temperatures warm back to the mid to upper-50s. The warmer trend is likely to continue through mid-month.