First Alert Weather Day: Snow, bitter cold coming
CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Friday and Saturday are First Alert Weather Days with snow and bitterly cold temperatures on the way.
Most of the Tri-State is under a Winter Storm Advisory Friday night until 10 a.m. Saturday with 1-3 inches of snow expected.
A Winter Storm Warning will be up until 1 p.m. Saturday for Adams and Lewis counties, which could see as much as 3 to 5 inches of snow,
Here’s the latest timeline from FOX19 NOW Meteorologist Ethan Emery:
- 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Friday: As cold air arrives any rain will change to light, wet snow. Roads will be fairly warm and with temperatures remaining above freezing late evening Friday. As roads will stay generally wet, for the first minor accumulation.
- 7 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Saturday: As temperatures fall well below freezing the slushy mix on the ground will freeze and a drier accumulating snow will fall on top of the icy surface and come to an end Saturday morning. While we look for 1 to 3 inches of snow, the first portion of the snow will melt before freezing, then snow on top of it. East of Cincinnati looking for higher amounts in the 3 to 4 inch range.
- 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. Saturday: Slushy, icy, and slick roads remain. The snow will end Saturday morning, then temperatures Saturday will remain in the 20s.
The First Alert Weather Day will expire at 7 p.m. Saturday.
At times on Saturday it will feel like it is below zero with the actual temperature in the 20s. Winds will die down Saturday evening.
However, Sunday morning the actual temperature will be in the teens and will warm into the upper 40s by the afternoon.
The warming trend will continue into the workweek with daytime highs in the mid-50s under sunny to partly sunny skies.
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