WINTER STORM WARNING for Franklin, Dearborn, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties in Indiana; for Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland and Warren Counties in OH; and for Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties in NKY; WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for all other counties in the NKYWx Coverage Area — both in effect 7 PM tonight to 1 PM Saturday…
TONIGHT AND SATURDAY: Another storm moves in, and this one should be a snowy one. Snow will begin this evening. South of the river, I can’t rule out a mix with rain at onset before the quick flip to all snow, but I do believe that that flip happens by midnight. I believe that precipitation will continue through a good portion of Saturday afternoon, although more scattered as you get past about 2 PM. I am going with lows around 24 tonight and a high recovering on Saturday to at best 30.
HOW MUCH?: This is always the big question. Here’s my thinking, and this is a rough approximation, given that right now my computer is on the fritz and won’t let me do much else:
Fayette, Union and extreme NW Franklin counties and east along I-70: 2-3″
South of that, including most of Franklin and everyone else south of I-74 in Indiana and east into approximately the north half of Highland County, including Cincinnati metro and extreme NKY: 3-5″
South of the 3-5″ including the rest of NKY, most of Brown County (excluding the panhandle area), Adams County and the south half of Highland County: 1-3″
SUNDAY: As we close in on the final days of 2012, I expect dry weather again. We will keep highs in the upper 20’s for the sold-out Bengals regular season finale! Brrrrr!
MONDAY INTO NEW YEAR’S DAY: A dry day for Monday, but indications are that another quick shot of some kind of wintry precipitation will be around as we ring in 2013 Monday night and Tuesday. Although guidance suggests that this too will be in the form of snow, it’s way too early to grasp at specifics until we get through tonight and tomorrow. Highs will be around 32, with lows in the upper teens.
WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Back to being dry, and I think we stay in the freezer too. Lows will be in the upper teens and highs at best in the upper 20’s once again. Winter is definitely here.
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NEXT UPDATE: I will be here tomorrow all day to track the snow, and may go with two updates. There will DEFINITELY be one tomorrow morning. Until then, take care!