Local Snow Outlook for Wednesday

Posted by Joe on Tuesday, Jan 9, 7:30 PM

Most communities across the Valley received over an inch of rain today. The exception was in the northeast area (Zoar, Mineral City, etc) reported slightly under an inch.

Mesonet rain totals as of 7:15 Tuesday evening across the region.

Spotty rain showers and gusty winds will continue overnight with maybe a few occasional breaks. After midnight tonight, colder air will begin wrapping into our storm system. All of the liquid precipitation will mix with rain, then eventually change over to wet snow. Occasional snow showers will hang around through much of the day Wednesday.

This system won’t be a big snow producer and snow accumulation shouldn’t amount to much locally. Much of the snow will be blowing around in the gusty winds that will be around. Generally, most neighborhoods will see about a half inch. A couple of spots could see an inch, depending on the wind.

Impacts locally should be minimal if at all. Road temperatures are still above freezing so accumulating snow is most likely to be confined to elevated surfaces and grass. Gusty winds, although not quite as high as they are today, will still be an issue. The gusty wind will back off some during the afternoon and evening.

A weak disturbance will cross eastern Ohio on Thursday. This could bring another round of light rain or snow showers for a time but we’re not expecting it to amount to much.

An even stronger storm system is set to move into the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes regions on Friday. This one has the potential to cause some real winter travel problems in the Midwest states. While it’s a bit premature to forecast any details for our neck of the woods, some models are showing enough snow to shovel and plow. Much will depend on the exact track of the low but at this time I can’t rule out a couple/three inches of snow from this next system in our area Friday through Saturday.

GFS Model depiction Friday afternoon.

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