Columbus weather forecast: Wintry mix Sunday night will affect Monday commute

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Central Ohioans will need to keep an eye on the Columbus weather forecast, especially through Tuesday morning. Low pressure will pull away to the east, which brought rain/snow Saturday. Skies will remain cloudy as some weak energy passes through, along with scattered flurries overnight in the north.

The weather will be quiet on Sunday, with some sunshine. The temperature will only rise to the mid-30s, with high pressure keeping things dry.

Gradually, moisture ahead of a storm coming out of the southwest will track toward the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys, preceded by a period of snow beginning around midnight Sunday night, then changing to rain early Monday — 1 to 2 inches of snow could fall before the changeover.

However, the problem is that surface temperatures will be slow to rise above freezing Monday morning, creating a window of freezing drizzle on top of the snow until mid-morning, when everything turns to slush.

Monday, readers should check for Columbus and Central Ohio school and business closings and snow emergency levels by county.

Colder air will pour in behind exiting low pressure, with a rain/snow mix Monday night ending as snow showers Tuesday, followed by a blast of cold air midweek.

You can track the storm on live Columbus interactive radar to see when the winter weather moves into your neighborhood. 

Tonight: Cloudy, cold, scattered showers/flurries. Low 29

Sunday: Clouds giving way to some sunshine, chilly. High 36

Monday: Snow/ice predawn, light rain after a slick early commute. High 36 (30)

Tuesday: Snow early, mix clouds and sun. High 34 (29)

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, brisk, colder. High 28 (18)

Thursday: Sunny. High 37 (20)

Friday: Mostly cloudy. High 41 (24)

Don’t forget to download the NBC4 Columbus News and Weather apps to get notifications on your phone on forecast updates from Storm Team 4, school closings and snow emergency levels.

Have a good weekend! -Ben

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