Measurable snow and record cold to start the week

Forecast

QUICK WEATHER – COLUMBUS, OHIO FORECAST

Today:  Partly sunny, seasonal. High 54. Tonight: Mostly cloudy, few showers north. Low 39

Veterans Day: Rain showers changing to measurable snow. High around 40, falling through the afternoon

Tuesday:  Morning snow showers, then partly with record cold. High 29

FORECAST DISCUSSION:

Enjoy the warmer weather while it lasts, because snow and record cold are moving in for the beginning of the workweek.

Sunday is shaping up to be one of the best looking days not only of the weekend, but the next week.  Thanks to a southerly breeze, we’ll see temperatures climb from the upper 30s this morning back up to the 50s, which puts us right in line with normal temperatures for this time of year!

This warm air is ahead of a cold front. With this front, we’ll see more clouds, a few rain showers and seasonal lows falling to the upper 30s tonight and Monday morning.

It’ll be a mostly dry but cloudy start to Veterans Day for most of the area with a few light rain showers. By the afternoon, the freezing line will cross over 71 helping rain showers change over to snowflakes.

Snow showers will continue Monday night and unlike the snow we saw last Thursday or on Halloween night, some of this will actually stick–especially to the grass and elevated cold surfaces like cars.

Snow totals will stay around 1-2″ and be the first measurable snow for many areas, including Columbus. Since the rain to snow change over will happen from northwest to southeast, some areas north and west of 71 could pick up closer to 3 inches of snow.

An arctic blast of cold air will move in Tuesday behind the front as snow showers wrap up. By Tuesday, we’ll wake up in the lower 20s and only hit a high just shy of 30 degrees. This will be in range of the lowest high temperature recorded for the day. Right now the record to beat for November 19 for record lowest high is 30 degrees set back in 1920.

Wednesday morning, the cold continues. We will wake up in the teens and in range of another record. The record low to beat for November 13 is 14 degrees, set in 1911. Right now we are forecast to be within 1 degree of this with an even colder wind chill.

Temperatures will start to rebound by the end of the week back to highs in the 40s, so keep the heavy coat and layers handy!

We’ll continue to update you on the timing and amount of snow, as well as the record cold. To stay up to date, just keep checking in with your NBC4i mobile weather app or online at NBC4i.com

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

-Liz

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