How much snow is expected in Columbus? Winter Storm Warnings for parts of central Ohio


More wintry weather conditions are on the way tonight, and they are already triggering the need for winter weather advisories in South Central and Southwest Ohio.

These warnings and advisories go through at least morning on Tuesday with some expiring out east by early afternoon. During that time, snow will be accumulating and could lead to a hazardous morning commute due to slippery road conditions.

Snowfall will expand through our area overnight, with the heaviest snowfall rates continuing near the US-22 corridor south of Columbus.

Overnight we will have a few periods of more moderate snow, but even in the areas it remains light, several hours of light snow will amount to messy weather for the morning commute.

Snow showers should taper down to flurries during the morning commute and wrapping up by mid to late morning on Tuesday.

The lightest snowfall totals will remain to the north and the far southern part of the state, but in Central Ohio, just south of I-70 we will see our highest snowfall totals. In fact this area has already logged 2-3″ before midnight and will see a couple more inches by daybreak.

This is why Winter Storm Warnings have been issued for Fayette, Pickaway, Fairfield, Ross, and Hocking counties through the morning.

Cold air and road temperatures will contribute to the chance for icy, slick roads.

Remember, “ice & snow, take it slow!” It is always a good idea to plan for extra travel time and extra breaking distance between your car and the car in front of you when traveling during wintry weather.

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