A potent storm will move rapidly northeast Saturday along a stalled front across southeastern Kentucky bringing rain, heavy at times, totaling 1-2 inches in central and southern Ohio. A few rumbles of thunder are possible near the Ohio River.

A Flood Watch is in effect for the southern third of the state south of a Chillicothe-Logan line. A dense fog advisory covers the northern third of Ohio.

The frontal boundary will sag south, gradually drawing colder air into Ohio. Dense fog will blanket areas near and north of U.S. 30, where a wintry mix will develop this evening. As cold air filters south into central and southern Ohio early Sunday, lingering rain showers will change to snow showers, with a light accumulation possible on grassy surfaces. The temperatures will plummet to near freezing with some slippery spots.

The weather will be sunny and seasonably cold Monday. High pressure will shift east to the Mid-Atlantic Tuesday, bringing a return flow of southwesterly winds and a quick warmup Tuesday and Wednesday. A cold front will bring increasing clouds Wednesday and the possibility of some snow Thursday.

FORECAST

  • New Year’s Day: Rainy day, very mild. High 57
  • Tonight: Lingering rain showers, turning much colder. Low 34
  • Sunday: Snow showers (dusting), windy. High 34, falling to 28
  • Monday: Mainly sunny, cold. High 32 (19)
  • Tuesday: Mostly sunny, breezy, milder. High 43 (22)
  • Wednesday: Clouds increase. High 45 (35)
  • Thursday: Snow showers, colder. High 32 (28)
  • Friday: Partly cloudy, frigid. High 23 (15)