Snowy Sunday, light accumulations and mainly wet roads

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WINTRY WEEKEND

A band of light snow and flurries will pivot through central and southern Ohio early tonight, leaving up to a half-inch of snow on colder and grassy surfaces, mainly higher terrain, but melting on pavement. Slowly falling temperatures will contribute to slick roads, especially elevated surfaces, through the Monday morning commute.

Cold, most air continues to circulate around a stubborn upper-level low drifting east across the Great Lakes and upper Ohio Valley. Spokes of energy spinning around low pressure aloft are causing persistent snow showers that will diminish to flurries later tonight.

High pressure will nudge the moist air east Monday, allowing for some drying, though a few flurries could linger in the early part of the day. Skies will remain cloudy and temperatures will hover near freezing.

A weak clipper system could bring a little light snow late Monday night and early Tuesday, mostly south of the region, with a reinforcing shot of cold air midweek. A little sunshine could finally break through midweek, but temperatures will remain below freezing Wednesday.

Thursday will bring a brief warmup, as winds turn westerly. Clouds will persist, with a chance for a sprinkle or flurry. Temperatures will dip back into the low to mid-30s heading into next weekend with dry conditions Friday and Saturday. A storm coming out of the West could bring a wintry mix changing to rain later Sunday.

Forecast

Tonight: Snow showers taper to flurries, slick spots. Low 28
MLK Day: Few flurries a.m., mainly cloudy, cold. High 32
Tuesday: Flurry early, clouds break p.m. High 34 (26)
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, colder. High 31 (22)
Thursday: Mainly cloudy, sprinkle/flurry. High 38 (29)
Friday: Mostly cloudy, colder. High 35 (28)
Saturday: More sunshine. High 29 (19)

Have a good evening! -Ben

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