The first measurable snow of the season in central Ohio will coat the ground Monday evening, ushering in the coldest air of the season so far. The change will feel even more dramatic after a balmy finish to the weekend.
A warm front lifted north of central Ohio midday Sunday, bringing partial clearing and a mild southerly flow that boosted the temperature into the seasonable mid-50s.
A strong cold front will cross the state on Monday, with rain showers turning to snow by evening, as temperatures tumble from the low 40s through the 30s.
Rain will mix with snow northwest of Columbus Monday afternoon without any accumulation because the ground is still relatively warm and wet.
Expect a gradual change from rain to wet snow Monday evening in the city and areas to the south of I-70.
Rain will mix with and change to wet snow northwest of Columbus at the start of the late afternoon commute Monday, with wet roads and decreasing visibility. Snow will be falling northwest of Delaware and Marysville, gradually shifting southeast during rush hour.
While the snow won’t stick to the ground at first, the falling temperatures will eventually lead to an inch or two Monday night, with heavier amounts north of the city, making roads slippery through Tuesday morning.
Because of the rapid drop in temperatures Monday night, expect slick roads and a rapid freeze for the Tuesday commute.
Record cold is likely Tuesday and Wednesday. Daytime highs will struggle to reach the freezing mark and morning minimums will dip into the teens, with near zero wind chills on Tuesday!
Tuesday’s record high temperature is 30 degrees, and it’s looking likely that record could fall, with temperatures hovering in the 20s all day.
Wednesday morning we’ll be flirting with the record low of 14 degrees in Columbus under clear skies and light winds. Even with the sunshine, temperatures will struggle to reach the freezing mark.
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
Veterans Day: Rain to snow late. High 44 but falling to mid-30s in the late afternoon, and the 20s during the evening, with slick roads
Tuesday: Some sun, windy, cold, scattered flurries. High 29 (16)
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, very cold. High 30 (14)
Thursday: Partly cloudy. 41 (23)
Friday: Mostly sunny. High 43 (27)