Posted Monday, 1/23/2023, 9:00 AM EST
A storm system will track out of the Tennessee Valley Tuesday night into Wednesday morning which will likely bring travel impacts to the Tuscarawas Valley for the Wednesday morning commute.
Snow showers, which could be moderate to heavy at times, will spread southwest to northeast into east-central Ohio before sunrise Wednesday. Much depends on the exact track of this system but there is the potential for enough snowfall to result in travel difficulties and delays during the Wednesday morning commute.
The latest guidance suggests that wet snow will be the main precipitation type in our area as things get underway early Wednesday morning. Snow showers will likely continue for most of the morning before warm air begins to mix into the system. This can result in a period of mixed wintry (including sleet) precipitation before all precipitation changes over to rain Wednesday afternoon.
It’s a little early yet to pin down any snow amounts but early indications are that there can be enough snow accumulation to warrant winter weather advisories. I’ll try to get some numbers for our area out as soon as I’m more comfortable with the track. The main issue for us though will be the potential for a pretty good thump of snow as this storm moves in early Wednesday.
It’s important to remember that the storm is a couple of days out yet and changes in how this system plays out are likely. There are still questions regarding the path the system takes as it travels through eastern Ohio and these differences are critical on how much snow we might get and how long it might snow. I’ll post more about this here and on Twitter (@tuscwx) as we get closer to Wednesday but I did want to get a heads-up out to folks.