It was an amazing day Monday, as we reached a high of 62-degrees in Dayton. Today will be very similar, with lots of clouds… a little sun… and highs in the lower 60s. Northern counties will be a bit cooler, as they are closer to a stalled front. You can see this on our morning surface map, w/temperatures plotted:
We will stay on the “warm” side of that boundary as we climb about 15-degrees above normal this afternoon. Things will change tonight as the next storm system moves in. This storm will bring rain, snow, wind and much colder air to the region. Here is the timeline, as it looks right now:
Tonight: Rain develops after midnight. It may fall heavy at times, and we could even hear a couple rumbles of thunder. It’s going to be a cold rain, with temperatures dropping into the mid-30s.
Wednesday Morning: A cold rain with snow mixing in across the north first. This mix will continue to spread south through late morning.
Wednesday Afternoon: Rain/snow mix changes to all snow area-wide. Temperatures drop into the 20s as winds increase.
Wednesday Evening: Slick spots develop as the sun sets and temperatures remain below freezing.
Here is what we are currently thinking in terms of snowfall for the area:
As you go north, higher totals and southern counties will get less. Dayton is right in the middle, again–looks like 1-2″. Of course, these amounts are not set in stone, and they may change a bit as the storm takes shape and tracks our way. Bottom line: Wednesday is wet to start… slick to end… and cold and windy all around!