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Wintry mix changed to snow on a chilly St. Patrick's Day

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) - The Columbus St. Patrick's Day Parade coincided with chilly sunshine, but that all changed this afternoon, as a light wintry mix moved in from the west and turned into a burst of heavy wet snow this evening. 

North of Columbus, 1 to 2 inches of snow blanketed yards but melted on the roads. In the city and areas farther south, there was at most a light, slushy accumulation on grassy surfaces.

A small storm will track across southeastern Ohio early tonight, with snow exiting the state by midnight. Pavement temperatures will be warm enough for wet roads, but a few slippery spots could develop early Monday, when readings dip into the upper 20s around daybreak.

Sunshine will return with high pressure on Monday and Tuesday, but grab a warm jacket for a distinct chill in the air. Our normal high is in the low 50s, but expect temperatures to average 5 to 10 degrees below normal this week.

A period of rain is likely late Wednesday, but much of the week will be dry and seasonably chilly.




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