Calm today but a winter storm heads our way tonight…

March 4th, 2013 at 9:21 am by under Uncategorized, Weather

We’re finally enjoying some morning sunshine across the Miami Valley!  We will continue to see a good deal of sun through lunch, but clouds will be on the increase later this afternoon, ahead of the next storm system:

This could bring a few showers to the area this evening (snow, sleet or rain)… but the better chance of precipitation will hold off until late tonight.  Here’s a look at Futuretrac as it is expected to spread in–a wintry mix becoming wide-spread after midnight:

This continues through the morning drive, Tuesday.  Watch for slick spots developing, as temperatures will be in the upper 20s.  Freezing rain, sleet and snow will all be possible during the morning drive Tuesday.  Our northern counties will see a change-over to all snow through the day… and by evening, the Dayton area will also be chaging over to snow:

The snow could fall heavy at times Tuesday night into Wednesday morning:

This is a very tricky system to forecast, as the track of the storm will determine who sees what and how MUCH you see.  You can get a good feel for about what we’ll see by the graphic below:

Because the northern counties stand the best chance to see 4″+… there is a Winter Storm WATCH in effect from Tuesday at 1pm through Wednesday at 1pm.  Do not let this be the last forecast you see!  As we get closer, things are likely to change… so we will continue to tweak the forecast accordingly!

Even though we’re experiencing winter weather… this is actually Severe Weather Awareness week nationally, and in Ohio!  It’s important to go over terms that you will likely hear this season & get familiar with them, so you’ll know just what’s going on.  Here’s a great link to a refresher –> SEVERE WEATHER TERMS.  The statewide tornado drill is Wednesday, March 6th.  Schools will be participating in this, so let this be a conversation-starter for the dinner table!  :)   It’s important for kids to know not only the plan at school… but also at home.

Jamie
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