WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY TONIGHT (Central) / MONDAY 7 AM – 1 PM (Southwest)
An upper impulse brought a few periods of light snow that diminished to freezing drizzle mixed with a few flurries this evening. Skies will remain cloudy tonight with patchy fog and a cold southeast breeze. Watch for slippery areas on sidewalks and roads in subfreezing temperatures overnight.
Low pressure developing in the southern Plains will track northeast to the Ohio Valley Monday night. The air will be cold enough for a wintry mix around lunchtime, when the moisture arrives, before milder air aloft gradually changes most of the precipitation to rain in central Ohio.
However, a prolonged wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain will make travel more difficult across the northern part of the state through Monday evening, with a few inches of accumulation and slick roads, especially near and north of U.S. 30.
The weakening storm will push east across Ohio Tuesday morning, with temperatures rising to the upper 30s, along with a few rain showers. Cooler air will arrive later in the day, with flurries in the north.
Seasonably cold and dry weather will return Wednesday behind the storm. A southern storm will develop over Tennessee Wednesday and move to the Mid-Atlantic coast Thursday. Although the bulk of the snow with the northern flank of the system stays south of central Ohio, some light accumulations are possible Wednesday night, along with gusty winds and colder air, ending as flurries Thursday morning. The storm will pull in sharply colder air.
Tonight: Spotty freezing mist, few flurries, light fog. Low 29 Monday: Snow/sleet midday, changing to rain, snow/ice north. High 34 Tuesday: Light showers, cloudy, little milder. High 39 (33)
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, cooler, snow at night. High 36 (25) Thursday: Flurries a.m., brisk, colder. High 27 (21)
Friday: Partly sunny. High 34 (19) Saturday: Clouds, light mix to rain p.m. High 42 (25)