Thursday 12/20 Storm Forecast: Nasty 12-24 Hours Ahead!

WIND ADVISORY in effect from 4 PM Thursday to 4 PM Friday areawide.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Fayette, Franklin and Union Counties in Indiana and Butler, Warren and Clinton Counties in Ohio from 7 PM Thursday to 10 PM Friday.

Good Thursday morning, everyone! Because we are dealing with a big mess of a storm in the next 24 hours, we’re going to focus exclusively on that. Tomorrow we’ll go back to the normal 7 day forecast format.

TODAY: Today is the nasty day. Rain will begin this morning and continue for most of the day, as a cold front to our west pushes east. Temperatures will start out early this morning in the middle 40’s, rising to the low 50’s by noon (I’m skeptical of the NWS calling for middle 50’s, so won’t go that high). Then, the temperature will take a dive as the front comes through, so we’ll be into the upper 30’s or lower 40’s by evening. The other big story is the wind. Winds will be ramping up out of the southwest initially, but then backing around to the northwest by evening with the frontal passage. Gusts to 45 mph will start to affect us in the late afternoon which is why the advisory goes into effect at that time.

TONIGHT: We bottom out in the upper 20’s with some snow showers around. The changeover will take place from west to east as we go through the evening. Winds will remain strong and gusty out of the northwest at 20-30 mph with gusts to 50 mph.

FRIDAY: Friday’s highs AT BEST look to end up in the LOWER 30’s (I’m playing conservative and going with 33), and we could still have some snow showers around, particularly north and west of the city. Snowfall accumulations by the time everything ends Friday evening will range from 2-3 inches near I-70, then tapering down to an inch or less south of town. Winds will still be gusty but diminish during the afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT: I wouldn’t be surprised to have lows all the way into the upper TEENS into the Cincinnati metro, but will currently go with about 22. A lot of that will be pending what happens with the snows to our north. A couple flurries will be around, otherwise expect clearing and cold conditions. What a way to kick off true winter!

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NEXT UPDATE: The next update will be later today. Until then, take care!

Jeremy

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