Snow moves out, chilling wind today then another cold night

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COLUMBUS QUICK FORECAST

  • Today: AM Snow and rain showers, breezy then gradual clearing. High 44
  • Tonight: Mainly clear, cold. Low 29
  • Thursday: Partly cloudy, breezy. High 50
  • Friday: Sunny. High 61 (34)
  • Saturday: Rain likely. High 59 (42)
  • Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 60 (44)

FORECAST DISCUSSION:

Today is a Storm Team 4 Weather Alert Day for wintry weather that may affect your morning travel plans with slushy roads and possible snow-covered elevated surfaces.

Snowfall totals will range between 2-4 inches northwest to less than an inch southeast, around an inch or two in Columbus. Slushy accumulations are mainly on grassy and elevated or cold surfaces though there are some roads to the north where snow may accumulate enough and visibility will drop low enough for wintry driving conditions.

There is a Winter Weather Advisory for counties north of Franklin County through 7am. Most surface roads are just wet. It is bridges, ramps, and elevated roads that may be snow-covered, slushy and slippery in most cases.

Remaining snow will continue to sweep to the east this morning with retreating low pressure and a cold front. In the wake we will still have a cold northwest breeze. High pressure will build into the region gradually clearing quite a bit of the cloud cover today. With sunshine the high will reach the low-mid 40s.

Keep your winter coat handy because you know with a Freeze Warning in effect for most of the state tonight will be very cold. The temperature will drop to near freezing again and stay there for a few hours with widespread frost by daybreak. Frost and freeze conditions can kill crops, sensitive vegetation and damage outside plumbing.

Tomorrow, after a frigid start, will be partly cloudy, breezy and milder in the afternoon with high near 50. Despite rain Saturday will be about ten degrees warmer than Friday. It will be dry Sunday and Monday.

Stay Warm Today,

-Bob

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