Good Monday afternoon, we will be watching another clipper system and arctic cold front approach and move through the area tonight into Tuesday morning, then we will be watching for lake effect snow across portions of the Ohio Valley that could dump up to a foot of snow in some places. First here is a look at the watches, warnings, and advisories that has been posted, but won’t take effect until early Tuesday morning…
A quick look at current conditions as of 3:30 pm, showing some snow across portions of northern Ohio at this time, some light rain may be mixing in at times. Temperatures are ranging from 28 degrees in Ravenna, OH to 60 degrees in Paducah, KY.
Now taking a look at how the radar could look like from 7 pm this evening to 7 am Wednesday, snow will begin to gradually move into the Ohio Valley and increase in coverage through the evening hours. Snow will overspread northern and portions of central Indiana after midnight and move into Ohio by 1 am and western West Virginia by 4 am. As winds turn to the northwest, the lake effect machine will begin to crank up and bands of heavy snow will begin to develop across portions of northern and eastern Indiana, northern Ohio and possibly into portions of northeast Kentucky and West Virginia. These lake effect snow bands will continue throughout the day on Tuesday into Tuesday evening and gradually winding down by early Wednesday morning.
By the time the snow winds down by Wednesday morning, some areas in northwest facing lake effect favored areas could see at least 6 inches of snow, especially across portions of northern Indiana and northeast Ohio, with lesser amounts to the southeast. Higher snowfall totals will be in bands along a small area. Snowfall totals of 1 to 2 inches, with isolated higher amounts will be possible outside of the lake effect snow favored areas. In addition, more cold air will filter in behind this front and temperatures, especially in the northern Ohio Valley will remain in the 20s, combined with winds that could gust up to 35 mph at times, wind chills will be in the single digits. We will have forecast wind chills on the Equinox Weather Facebook page shortly. More information will also be available there.