COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A fast-moving Alberta Clipper brought a midday burst of snow (1-2 inches) and created slippery roads, compounded by cold pavement temperatures.
A second round of moderate snow arrived late this afternoon that accumulated 1-2 inches in central and southern Ohio, making for a slick evening commute, with temperatures near 30 degrees. The snow will taper off behind a cold front from northwest to southeast early tonight.
A low-pressure area tracking across northern Indiana and Ohio is responsible for today’s periods of snow, keeping crews busy removing the fresh snow in the wake of Sunday’s 1-3 inches. ODOT reported that 220 plows were plowing and treating interstate highways, state and U.S. routes across the central Ohio region Monday afternoon.
The second round of snow this evening mixed with rain across the far southern portion of the state for a few hours, with temperatures finally edging above freezing in some areas this evening.
Temperatures will fall later tonight into the 20s and 10s, causing wet, slushy and untreated surfaces to refreeze overnight, with slippery conditions through the Tuesday morning commute.
Tuesday will be quite cold and brisk, with morning readings in the upper 10s and afternoon temperatures in the mid-20s, but with some welcome sunshine. Wednesday will be even colder, as temperatures plunge to near zero at daybreak, accompanied by wind chills of -5 to -10 degrees. Afternoon temperatures will stay in the 10s.
Some moderation will occur Thursday, when the thermometer edges back to freezing after another frigid start in the single digits. Light snow is likely again early Friday.