(CINCINNATI) -- There is a good chance of waking to a light dusting of snow Thursday. Chief Meteorologist Paul Horton says the overnight snow could cause some problems for morning commuters. Drivers should expect slick conditions on bridges and overpasses. The accumulation is expected to minor from a dusting to possibly 1/2 inch.
A second band of snow is expected to move thru the region Thursday evening with 1-2 inches of accumulation in isolated areas. This will cause similar traffic problems on Friday morning's commute.
The snow and low temperatures are a drastic change from the first part of January. The first two weeks of the month saw highs that averaged 14 degrees above normal. For the past five days the temperatures have been about 5 degrees below normal.
The largest snowfall this year was on the 21st of January where an average of 3 inches of snow fell across the region. That snowfall was on a Sunday which caused cancellations of several church services but traffic was not snarled.
Paul says we can still expect the coldest weather of the season next week when lows will be near zero on Tuesday. And the snow that falls in the next 48 hours will stick around because temperatures will remain below freezing thru next week.