We received 2.9” of snow officially yesterday bringing our total for the season to 16.4 inches. This is technically a half inch above normal to date, the first we’ve been “above normal” all season. Roads were a mess due to the very cold temperatures and there will likely still be issues especially on side roads this morning.
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for the Tri-State through noon today. This is due to patchy light freezing drizzle. While this should not cause significant additional problems on the roads, watch for isolated slick spots. This will especially be true for bridges, un-treated roads, and sidewalks. Even as temperatures go slightly above freezing today, any liquid falling from the sky could freeze on the very cold ground.
We should be dry for a good chunk of the afternoon. However, another wave of low pressure will develop to our south and bring more precipitation into the Tri-State this evening. Rain is expected to develop after 4 p.m. and move in northern KY and Ohio (including much of the metro Cincinnati area). Once again, very isolated patches of ice will be possible despite temperatures being a few degrees above freezing.
As slightly cooler air gets wrapped into the system, the rain will change back to mix of snow and rain later this evening. This transition will occur first to the east across Brown/Adams/Highland counties where the snow could add up to a few inches overnight.
Back in the metro area, any accumulation from snow overnight should remain under one inch. But this could cause a few more slick areas to re-develop on area roads. If nothing else, the temperature will drop back below freezing meaning patchy black ice is possible. Temperatures should be cold enough to support snow mixing back in after 8 p.m.
We will get a brief break for Tuesday morning and early afternoon. Yet another area of low pressure is expected to slide south of the area late in the afternoon Tuesday. Right now that system is forecast to just graze portions of northern Kentucky with a few rain and snow showers.
Another weak cool front will bring a few flurries to the Tri-State on Wednesday. The main impact will be keeping temperatures from warming up much. Highs will be in the 30s today, Tuesday, and Wednesday. We will warm into the 40s on Thursday and then surge to 60 degrees on Friday! A few light showers are possible Friday evening. The good news is that temperatures should remain mild for next weekend.