More Cold and Snow on the Way for the Valley

Posted by Joe on Tuesday, Jan 16, at 3:00 PM

Now that the morning snow showers have pushed off to the northeast, reinforcing cold arctic air will spread into the Tuscarawas Valley during the afternoon. This will cause temperatures to plummet during the evening and overnight as skies clear out. We will wake Wednesday morning with local temperatures in the single digits.

National Blend of Models wind chill values at 7:00 AM Wednesday

In addition, a light breeze will bring below-zero wind chill values. Expect wind chills in the -12° to -8° range in the morning in our area.

Our weather stays quiet and slightly warmer on Wednesday afternoon. Even with some sunshine through the day temperatures won’t warm much more than the low-20s. Wind chills will hover in the single digits.

A couple of weather systems will bring accumulating snow to the Valley during the latter half of the week. Another wave of low pressure will slide across eastern Ohio on Thursday. The latest guidance suggests this will be another round of light snow showers on Thursday afternoon. Accumulation doesn’t appear to amount to much with this first snow event but it will add about a half-inch or so of snow to what we already have on the ground.

After a brief break, another disturbance will bring a second hit of snow Thursday night – Friday morning. Once this little system arrives it will keep the snowglobe going through much of the daytime hours on Friday. While generally light snow is likely all day, it will add up as the day progresses.

European model for Friday afternoon. Expect light snow showers during much of the day on Friday.

Currently, there remains a lot of model spread regarding snow amounts in our area. My take from what the models show today is to anticipate an inch or two of additional snow at this point. That’s likely to change somewhat over the next couple of days. The models will eventually settle down and give us a better idea of snow amounts as we get closer to Friday.

Snow showers locally will taper off Friday night and exit the area by early Saturday morning. Another shot of arctic air will flow in as the system exits. Highs on Saturday afternoon will maybe get to around 20° or so. Clouds will break up and allow for some sunshine by Saturday afternoon.

After a bright sunny day on Sunday, temperatures will swing into a warming trend for next week. Mud and potholes time.

High and low temperature projections from the GFS Ensemble

Thanks for reading the Tuscarawas Valley’s only local weather update. I’ll post future updates over the next couple of days regarding these next two snowmakers. Hopefully, I’ll have a better idea of snow amounts sometime on Wednesday. Until then, have a good one!



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