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Get ready for a snowy Sunday

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The Tri-State is bracing for what could be a snowy Sunday. The FOX19 Stormtrackers are tracking a system that could several inches of snow to the tri-state by late Sunday evening.

According to the latest forecast from Steve Horstmeyer the snow that is in the area right now will move quickly to the East leaving a dusting on the grass and some slick spots on the highway.

Snow showers Sunday midday will be spotty but become numerous and blustery for late afternoon and evening with additional, but spotty, accumulations of 1" to 2". Sunday night winds will gust to 35 - 45 mph and blowing and drifting snow will be a problem in open areas north of the city into Monday.

Monday morning wind chills will be in the -10 to -15 range and snow showers will continue. City of Cincinnati road crews are monitoring the situation and are checking and fueling equipment. They are prepared to hit the roads as soon as there are icy conditions.

Across the river, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 spokeswoman Nancy Wood said road crews have 30,000 tons of salt and 123 trucks on hand to start the snow season. Crews will not be pretreating roads, because the rain preceding the storm would make it ineffective.

Nationally, the storm Sunday was expected to bring heavy snow - even blizzard conditions - in the northern Midwest and the Northeast, while pummeling the Southeast with heavy rain and plummeting temperatures.

The storm was expected to be intense, delivering everything from rain to snow and strong winds to the eastern third of the country. The combination of wind and heavy snow was expected to create dangerous blizzard conditions from the Ohio Valley through the Northeast.

With temperatures expected to rise above freezing and then fall again, ice accumulation was a potential problem in the Northeast. Winds up to 60 mph were predicted for many areas of the East.

Residents are being encouraged to monitor the weather and prepare for severe winter conditions in this potentially damaging storm. Heavy rain was expected in the Southeast in the morning.

As the front moves eastward off the Southeast Coast, rain was predicted give way to frigid air, allowing temperatures to plummet through the afternoon and evening. Freezing temperatures were expected for many areas of the Southeast, and Winter Weather Advisories were posted for the area. Some snow showers were likely in the evening.

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