Cold returns, snow expected this weekend

Cold returns, snow expected this weekend
Source: (Heather Holmes)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cold temperatures have returned ahead of snow expected this weekend.

It’s 35 degrees at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport - and thermometers only go down from here.

It will be partly sunny, but we are in for a brisk day with temperatures in the upper 20s and wind chills making it feel in the teens.

The low tonight will bottom out at 19.

Temperatures will warm Thursday to a high of 32 degrees and into the upper 30s by Friday as we stay dry with sunny skies.

But a low pressure system will move across the region later this week. This will bring a chance of snow to the area late Friday night and through the day Saturday.

Depending on the exact track of the system, some accumulating snow may be possible Saturday and again Sunday.

Both days will be FOX19 NOW First Alert Weather Days.

Snow could start falling as early as 6 a.m. Saturday.

It is still a bit early to talk accumulation totals. But, with cold air in place, the snow will stick and lead to slick travel and some shoveling.

Stay with FOX19 NOW as we continue to closely watch the weather models and update the forecast on air and all our digital platforms.

So far this winter, we have not seen much snow: Just 2.4 inches at CVG, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

In fact, this is the 22nd least-snowiest winter at this point, NWS reports.

Normally, 7.1 inches of snow has fallen by this time in the season. We’re below that by 4.7 inches.

Overall in a typical winter season, 22.1 inches falls at CVG.

Last winter, we were at 3.9 inches at this point and the total snowfall for the season was 23.8 inches.

With January and February the snowiest months for us, so still we have plenty of time to see normal snowfall.

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