|Wind||11.99mph from the WSW|
... Upslope snow into tonight. High pressure brings dry/milder weather Thursday into Friday night. Next system arrives Saturday night and Sunday. Drier to start next week.
NEAR TERM /THROUGH THURSDAY/... As of 1230 PM Wednesday...
Some snow showers continue along and just west of the mountains, while some clearing has occurred over southeast Ohio, northeast Kentucky, and portions of western West Virginia. Models and radar confirm that the Michigan Lake plume is over central Ohio and working eastward. This should cause an enhancement in the snow potential in the northern mountains later this afternoon. Therefore, will continue with the Winter Weather Advisory through the 7 PM expiration time. Expect another inch or two this afternoon and evening in the higher elevations.
Warm air advection in the low levels will start tonight, causing the snow in the mountains to taper off and helping to clear the lower clouds from the west.
A dry warm front will push through the area on Thursday, providing some clouds but much milder temperatures with southwesterly winds.
SHORT TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT/... As of 1245 PM Wednesday...
Dry and mild conditions Friday and Saturday with increasing southerly flow, particularly Saturday, out ahead of approaching system. Bulk of moisture should generally hold off until late Saturday or Sunday, but there could still be a few pre frontal showers during the day Saturday. With the increased southerly flow, temperatures should soar into the lower to mid 60s across most locations, with 40s to 50s in the mountains.
LONG TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/... As of 1150 AM Wednesday...
Strengthening low pressure over the Great Lakes and associated surface cold front and upper trough will move through the area on Sunday. Colder temperatures will accompany the front, with a non diurnal trend expected for Sunday, along with gusty winds courtesy of tightening pressure gradient and strengthening low level jet. At this point, wind gusts are still generally below wind advisory criteria, but could see the possibility of headlines across some of the mountainous counties during this period. Also, thunderstorms will be a possibility during the period, mainly across western/northern half of the CWA associated with frontal passage.
Precipitation will gradually change over to snow or a rain snow mix late Sunday evening. Light accumulations are possible across the mountains, but a quick loss of moisture depth as the front/system continues to push east, means lowlands probably wont see much more than a brief period of flakes.
High pressure gradually builds in for early next week behind the departing system, with near seasonal temperatures.