Wintry mix and snow coming, with wind and moderate accumulations



Rain has turned to wet snow in parts of central Ohio this morning, as temperatures dip into the mid-30s, making for a chilly and wet commute. As colder air filters in, a wintry mix will turn to mostly snow, with rain in the eastern counties until later in the day. Expect a light grassy accumulation due to warm ground temperatures initially. However, a few inches will accumulate north andwest of Columbus and over higher terrain.

Southern energy will merge with a northern disturbance to intensify low pressure traveling north along the western side of the Appalachians. The storm system will continue north across western Pennsylvania and New York state, drawing colder air into Ohio Monday night, coupled with northerly winds gusting to 30 mph.

Expect difficult travel conditions tonight and Tuesday morning, with generally 2 to 4 inches of snow accumulation, strong winds and falling temperatures. Northern areas will receive 4 to 6 inches by Tuesday afternoon, with enhanced wraparound snow bands and lake moisture.

Low pressure will slowly exit into southeastern Canada Tuesday, with lingering snow showers ending, except in the northeast Ohio snowbelt.

Dry and chilly weather will prevail the rest of the week, with more clouds arriving Thursday. Another southern storm will bring rain showers at the end of the week, mixing with snow early in the weekend.


Monday: Rain changing to wet snow, breezy, colder. High 38 (33) Tonight: Snow, becoming windy at times (2-3″), slippery travel conditions. Low 25
Tuesday: Snow tapering off to flurries p.m. (1″), windy, cold. High 29
Wednesday: More sunshine, chilly. High 37 (19)
Thursday: Clouds increase, shower south. High 40 (25)
Friday: Mostly cloudy, light rain. High 42 (34) Saturday: Light rain, mixing with snow p.m. High 40 (36)

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