This morning, temperatures were well into the lower teens in many Miami Valley communities, and Oxford dropped into the single digits! Here is a look at where temperatures were at 6am:
We have actually been watching a band of clouds move in, and this has allowed temperatures to hold steady and even rise over the past hour or so. The clouds are moving in ahead of a cold front. Most of the energy from this disturbance will move north of our area, and you can see an area of light snow in association with this:
That could clip the northern counties at times today–but no major accumulation is expected. We could even see a flurry or light snow shower down in the central Miami Valley as the actual front moves through. This would be most likely during the later afternoon and evening hours, again with little if any accumulation.
The coldest air of the season arrives behind that front, with temperatures dropping into the single-digits overnight. Wind chills will also be very low–going below zero at times. This will continue into the day Thursday, with highs only reaching the upper teens:
Dry conditions will be in place Thursday and Friday, with temperatures warming a bit at the end of the week. We are still watching the storm for Saturday, which could bring another round of wintry weather to the area. Right now, it looks like some snow accumulation will be possible… best chance across the northern half of the Miami Valley. There is still some question as to how much warm air is pulled into the area… this would allow some rain to mix in. We will continue to monitor the latest trends and keep you posted!
Our friends at the National Weather Service put together some statistics on just how snowy we’ve been so far this month. It is actually the 2nd snowiest start on record for December! This is through the 10th:
Hopefully you are enjoying it!