Columbus (WCMH) — Both snow and a wintry mix are moving through the central Ohio area Wednesday morning. Roads are snow and ice covered in spots and very limited traction and slippery conditions with slush and ponding in some areas as well.
Give yourself plenty of extra time and check the live traffic map.
We are going to watch rain and cloud cover quickly moving up from the south during the day. There is a Flood Watch in effect through Thursday because of all the moisture that will be spreading north.
By mid-morning as the warmer air lifts north, we will see more rainfall, with a mix mainly north and east, and snow only north. This will continue to switch over with periods of moderate to heavy rain in the south.
There have also been reports of lightning and thundersnow around Central Ohio this morning.
As the warm air moves back in, we will start to see the switchover to rain for everyone by mid to late morning, and that is why there is a flood watch in effect for the southeast part of the state as of now.
Periods of heavy rain will be possible in the southeast part of the state during the day on Wednesday. But the snow that dropped early, will melt with warmer temps and rainfall. Along with a cold top layer of the ground, standing water and runoff flooding will be possible.
On a positive note, once, this system exits, temps will start a climb back into the 50s for the last weekend of February.