|Dew Point:||25.9°F (-3.4°C)|
|Sea Level Pressure:||26.77" (906.4 mb)|
CloudyHigh: 29 Low: 25
Light SnowHigh: 34 Low: 34
Chance Rain And SnowHigh: 40 Low: 32
Rain And Snow LikelyHigh: 47 Low: 33
Rain And SnowHigh: 36 Low: 3
Cloudy, with a high near 29. West wind around 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Cloudy, with a low around 25. West wind 3 to 9 mph.
Snow after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 34. South wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Snow before 11pm, then rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 34. Southwest wind 8 to 12 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
A chance of rain and snow before 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 40. West wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Rain and snow likely after 7am. Cloudy, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Rain before 5am, then rain and snow. Cloudy, with a low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
... A weak cold front pushes overhead this afternoon and evening, spreading freezing drizzle or drizzle east. Another weak system passes Thursday with a stronger storm impacting this weekend.
NEAR TERM /THROUGH THURSDAY/... As of 2 PM Wednesday...
Large stratus field is spread across the entire region as low level moisture remains trapped under a subsidence inversion. Cold front pushing in from the NW with weak CAA will further strengthen inversion aloft, so the clouds will not be going anywhere. There will likely continue to be some patchy drizzle or freezing drizzle as well into this evening.
Weak wave will approach from the west by tomorrow morning. Temperatures may be cold enough at the onset of precipitation for it to fall as snow across the Lowlands. However, warmer temperatures will push in and snow should turn to a cold rain for lowlands by Thursday afternoon. At this time, little accumulation is expected, however, models have trended slightly colder with the 12Z runs this morning, so if this continues there could be some accumulations north of I64.
SHORT TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/... As of 255 PM Wednesday...
Weak system exits late Thursday night/Friday morning. Up to a quarter inch of QPF is expected with this system and most of this is expected to fall as rain. However, mostly snow should fall in the mountains with an inch or two possible. Otherwise, skies should stay overcast on Friday (big shocker there) with plentiful low level moisture lagging behind. Our weekend system approaches late Friday night with PoPs starting to spread in from the west late in the night.
LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/... As of 255 PM Wednesday...
Complex storm system will impact the region over the weekend. There remains a lot of uncertainty with storm track, sensible weather and impacts. Right now, expect the precip to begin as a wintry mix Saturday morning, which will change to rain quickly in the lower elevations. The eastern slopes of Randolph and Pocahontas County will be trouble as colder air hangs in longer there. Also, I introduced a little more of a rain/snow mix in our far northwest counties of southeast Ohio as the ECMWF in particular indicates the rain/snow line will be precariously close to that area. Up to 2 inches of QPF is forecast up the Ohio River so will continue to highlight the flood potential in the HWO and monitor model trends to see if the snow threat continues to increase.
The cold front blows through Sunday morning with a fast temp drop and changeover to snow. Deep moisture exits quickly but a burst of snow is possible pretty much everywhere. Temps continue to crater Sunday night with most locations ending up in the single digits by dawn on Monday. Some fluffy snow showers/flurries will likely continue through Sunday night, but only light snow accumulations are anticipated. However, residual moisture will freeze on roads and low wind chills Monday morning will make for a tricky and uncomfortable commute. Temps on Monday will struggle to make it to 20 in the lower elevations.
After another cold night Monday night some warm advection begins as models indicate another system incoming by midweek. Timing uncertainty is large and will advertise a generic chance of rain and snow Tuesday into Wednesday for now.