Snow, Sleet And Freezing Rain Expected Sunday


UPDATED: Sunday December 8, 2013 6:12 AM

SATURDAY AFTERNOON WEATHER DISCUSSION
Date: Dec. 7th    Time: 3:00pm    Meteorologist: Eric Elwell
Your Doppler 10 Forecast
This Evening:    Mostly clear and cold.
Tonight:    Becoming partly cloudy. Cold. Low 16
Tomorrow:    Light snow, mixing with sleet and freezing rain by late afternoon.  High: 33
Monday    A wintry mix early, otherwise mostly cloudy. High: 35
    
Special Information:
    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for most of central Ohio beginning Sunday at 6:00 a.m. Skies will start out mostly clear this evening with partly cloudy skies expected by morning. Temperatures will drop into the middle to upper teens overnight.
    A storm system moving out of the Gulf Coast States will move into the Ohio Valley on Sunday. This storm will spread light snow into central Ohio Sunday morning. Snowfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches will be possible with a few spots getting higher amounts, mainly southeast of Columbus. As warmer air moves in Sunday afternoon, the light snow will mix with sleet and freezing rain. A light coating of ice will be possible Sunday afternoon into the evening. Temperatures will likely climb above freezing late Sunday night allowing for precipitation to fall as just rain before ending early Monday morning.
   Skies will clear Monday night as the winter storm moves away. Colder air will move back into Ohio with temperatures falling into the teens by Tuesday morning. The coldest air of the season will be in place across Ohio for the middle of next week with high temperatures only in the teens to low 20's Wednesday and Thursday and overnight lows as cold as the single digits. Temperatures will slowly moderate by next weekend.

Alerts : WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for most of central Ohio from 6am Sunday until 4am Monday
   
Inconvenient Weather: Light snow will develop Sunday morning and continue into the afternoon. Around 1-2” of snow will be possible in central Ohio. Higher amounts will be possible across southeast Ohio. Light snow will mix with freezing rain and sleet by early evening where a coating of ice is possible. Temperatures should rise above freezing late Sunday night, allowing for improving conditions by early Monday morning. Slick roads will be likely, especially by dark Sunday.

Planning Your Day:  Light snow will be likely on Sunday with 1-2” possible. Snow will mix with sleet and freezing rain by late afternoon or early evening. Some light icing is also possible. Temperatures will rise into the lower 30’s by late in the day.  

Stats:  Averages: 43/29  Saturday’s Record High: 69 (1998)  Record Low: -1 (1882)
           Sunset tonight: 5:06 p.m.   -  Sunrise/set Sunday:  7:41 a.m. / 5:06 p.m.

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