Arctic cold ending, snow returning overnight

Cbus Weather Nerd

After a couple of days of very cold temps, that were just short of record.  Now tonight we are watching as a quick moving system will bring a few inches of snow to our forecast to start the Friday morning commute.

A winter weather advisory in now in effect overnight tonight and into the day on Friday.  These will end earlier out to the west, and end later to the east.

Tonight this energy will nudge in just before midnight with light snow showers to start, the problem is that the ground is so cold, that this snow should be able to stick right away, and start accumulating.

This snow will continue through the morning commute with snow showers starting to end from west to east in the morning hours.  On the backside of this system it is possible that we could start to see some mixed precip. as the morning hours go on.

The highest risk for a light mix on the backside should occur along and especially east of the US-23 corridor.  The snow showers will taper off to the east by the end of the morning with clouds sticking around most of the day.

Overall, the highest snowfall totals appear to be in the I-70 corridor give or take about 40 miles to the north and south.  In this area we could generally see 2-3″ of snowfall with some isolated areas a bit higher, pushing maybe up near 4″.

To the south there will be a quick line of less snow mainly closer to the Ohio River.  Because the temperatures are so cold when most of this snow is falling, we will see better snowfall depth with a bit less moisture.

Be careful if you are out and about late tonight and tomorrow morning.  For a full list of closings and delays if there are any

If you have any questions about snow, cold, climate, or any other weather, email me,


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