A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT for Central Ohio into the day today. Our far east/northeast counties this will end on early Wednesday morning. This advisory will be in effect for snow that will stick, accumulate, and blow around reducing visibility.
Snow is starting to taper down a bit along and west of US-23, where more moderate to heavy snow is falling in spots east and northeast of Columbus. This will be the first measurable snowfall of the season, which is a little later than normal. Typically, the first measurable snow happens on November.
Below notice on our latest Pinpoint Forecast we are watching most of the wet snow/rain mix turning to all snowfall across our area. Temps will slowly drop to around 30 before midnight with wind chills to near 20. Along with the sun being down, this should allow surface temps to drop, and allow some sticking not only in the grass, but on other surfaces late tonight.
The winds will stay up overnight out of the west to northwest, this will keep temps down, and during the day on Tuesday could mean some additional light snowfall on the backside of this system adding an additional half inch to an inch of snowfall, and reducing visibility.
Snow showers will taper off from west to east during the afternoon and should end in the east by the evening hours on Tuesday. This will bring fair snowfall totals to much of our area, with the highest totals well north/northeast of I-70 and in the northeast part of the state, and our area where snow will fall the longest.
Above is the forecast for additional snowfall overnight and into Tuesday morning and through Tuesday.