TONIGHT: Cloudy. Some Fog. Low: 40. Wind: Light.
MONDAY: Cloudy. Rain & Snow. High: 44. Wind: N 5-15.
TUESDAY: Partly Sunny, Windy, & Cold. High: 26. Wind: NW 10-20.
MONDAY SNOW TIMING: North of Columbus, snow starts after rush hour and stays for the rest of the day. In Columbus and along I-70, rain starts between 10 AM -12 PM and becomes all snow after 2 PM. South of I-70, rain arrives and then to snow in the afternoon and early evening. Snow ends for everyone from north to south from 10 PM to 2 AM.
SNOW TOTALS: Communities north of Columbus will get 2-3". Spots around Columbus and along I-70 will get 1-2". Places south of I-70 will get 0.5-1.5”.
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Weather Discussion: Tonight we'll have a low of 40 because of the cloudier skies. Clouds send some heat back down to the ground, so it's not as cold when it's cloudy.
The clouds come with snow despite a high in the 40s on Monday. Though, temperatures drop in the afternoon as snow arrives. If you see snow falling and the temperature is above freezing, here's why: there's enough cold air above the ground so that the snowflakes don't melt. With that said, they're close to melting into raindrops, so they'll easily melt the second they hit the pavement. The roads and sidewalks will be much warmer than the air because they hold onto heat really well and we're coming off highs in the 50s on Sunday and 40s on Monday.
The morning commute to work and school is dry for everyone.
NORTH OF I-70 for counties like Delaware, Marion, Morrow, Knox, Coshocton, Union, Hardin, Logan, Hancock, and Crawford:
Snow arrives north of I-70 after rush hour between 10 AM - 12 PM. Because you'll have just snow (no rain) north of I-70 all day, you'll have the highest accumulations on the grass. By the evening commute home, 0.5-1" will have fallen north of I-70. This will just make the roads wet. Once about 1.5" has fallen, roads will get a bit slushy in spots. Look for this to happen north of I-70 between 6 PM - 8 PM. Snow ends around 10 P.M. Expect 2-3" on the grass. Because Hancock, Hardin, and Logan counties will get some of the highest snowfall totals in central Ohio, the National Weather Service has issues a Winter Weather Advisory for those counties.
AROUND COLUMBUS and for counties with I-70 like Guernsey, Muskingum, Licking, Madison, and Fayette:
Rain arrives in Columbus and over I-70 between 10 AM - 12 PM. Rain becomes snow by 2 PM. Snow continues through the evening and wraps up around 10 P.M. Expect 1-2" on the grass. Roads will just be wet for the evening commute. After sunset, expect some slush in spots on local roads. I-70 will stay just wet throughout the snow.
SOUTH OF I-70 for counties like Pickaway, Fairfield, Perry, Morgan, Hocking, Ross, Athens, and Pike:
Rain arrives between 12 - 4 PM. Rain switches over to snow between 2 - 6 PM. Because you're the last to get the snow and because the ground will be wet from a few hours of rain, you'll get the least snow. Expect 0.5-1.5" on the grass. The snow ends between 12 - 2 AM. Snow will not accumulate on the pavement.
On Tuesday, it’ll be brutally cold with highs in the mid 20s and gusty winds. The wind chill will make it feel in the teens. A few spots north of I-70 will get some lake effect snow or flurries because of the wind in the afternoon. If you traditionally get some lake effect snow, expect it. Overall, most of us stay dry on Tuesday with partly sunny skies. The clouds will be more persistent in northern Ohio due to some nearby lake effect.
We lose the wind and get a sunny Wednesday. Look for highs in the 30s.
On Thursday, a few communities north of I-70 will see some flurries to a coating of snow in the morning. Everyone else stays dry, but cloudy in the morning. Sunshine returns in the afternoon and stays through the upcoming weekend. Highs climb back up to the 50s by the end of the upcoming weekend.