More snow today, and then colder again!

January 16th, 2014 at 10:00 am by under Weather

While it’s been a dry morning in the Miami Valley, things will change for the afternoon and evening hours.  Snow showers are currently spreading into our western counties, and this is just the tip of the iceberg:

RADAR

(You can check the LIVE radar HERE)

A steady light snow works over all the viewing area during the afternoon, and in spots we will even have heavier bursts of snow.  At times, visibility will drop and we will get a quick coating with the increased snowfall rate.  Here is how Futuretrac times out the coverage:

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As temperatures will climb up near 32-degrees this afternoon, there will be some degree of melting… but by the time you come home later this afternoon, we could have an inch or so on the ground.  And with the sun setting at 5:37pm, things will become slick during the evening commute.  Here is what we are thinking in terms of accumulation through this evening–generally an inch, but some spots a little more… some spots a little less.  It is all going to depend where the heavier pockets set up:

SNOW

Steady snow tapers to scattered showers overnight, and additional accumulation could be a half inch up to an inch.  Colder air moves in behind this system, and we won’t get out of the 20s Friday afternoon.  Continued scattered light snow showers will be in the forecast through the day Friday.  Another Clipper system moves in Saturday afternoon/evening, and we could pick up another couple of inches… that is another one to keep an eye on. And we will!

Jamie
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