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Saturday evening Tri-State forecast

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Rain, freezing rain, sleet, snow, drifting snow, bitter cold. It’s all in the forecast for the next 24 to 36 hours.

Let’s start with the fact that a winter storm warning is in effect until 8 a.m. Sunday for the Tri-State.

According to Chief Meteorologist Steve Horstmeyer, a variety of hazardous weather types will visit the Tri State over the next 24 to 36 hours:

  • As arctic air arrives rain will transition to a couple hours of freezing rain and sleet with some ice accumulation. 
  • As the temperature drops “flash freezing” of wet surfaces will take place causing icy driving. 
  • On top if the thin ice snow will fall making driving even more slippery. 
  • Snow will accumulate, some spots in the Tri State could receive 9”.
  • Winds will pick up causing blowing and drifting snow Sunday morning, reducing visibility making driving hazardous 
  • And finally, the wind chill will be below zero Sunday into Monday morning.

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