Another winter storm is headed into the region Monday, and it'll make the evening commute tricky.
The third Alberta Clipper system in as many days will bring snow to Central Ohio Monday afternoon and early evening, leaving a canopy of 1-4 inches of snow. A narrow band of 3-4 inches of fluffy snow will accumulate near the Interstate 70 corridor, though most areas will receive an average of 2 inches.
After back-to-back record highs Tuesday/Wednesday, the last day of January brought 1-1.5 inches of snow and ushered in some of the coldest temperatures of the season, with wind chills early Friday around -10 degrees.
After a dry 24 hours, a snowy 24 hours followed with back-to-back weekend clippers that deposited 1.5 inches of snow Saturday and another 0.5-1 inch Sunday morning, aided by lake-enhanced moisture.
The current respite from snow will only last until midday Monday, as another fast-moving and more potent system dives southeast across the Buckeye State with several inches of snow that will make for a tricky commute Monday afternoon/evening.
Temperatures will remain in the 10s and 20s, which means road crews will rely on a calcium chloride mixture to help melt the snow at low temperatures.
There is good news on the horizon: a significant moderating trend in temperature is due here late in the week!