Wintry Mix Transitions Into Rain On Saturday


UPDATED: Saturday February 1, 2014 7:01 PM

MIDDAY WEATHER DISCUSSION
Date:  Feb. 1    Time: 8:30 a.m.    Meteorologist: Josh Poland
 
Your Doppler 10 Forecast
This Morning:    Wintry mix early changing to rain. Minor ice accumulation possible early north of Columbus.
This Afternoon:    Mostly cloudy and milder with scattered rain showers. High 47
Tonight:    Rain changing to snow late. Minor accumulation possible. Low 31
Sunday:    Early morning light snow followed by decreasing clouds. High 33


Special Information:

An area of low pressure will be working across the region this weekend. Warm air ahead of the system will allow an early wintry mix to change to rain showers for the afternoon. Minor snow and ice accumulation will be possible this morning before the changeover to rain takes place. It won’t be a complete washout today, but scattered rain showers will be possible in the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the mid to upper 40s.

Rain will be likely overnight and could change back to a mix and light snow late tonight/Sunday morning as a cold front brings colder air back to central Ohio. Minor snow accumulation will be possible early Sunday followed by decreasing clouds. Sunday’s highs will be in the low 30s. We’ll likely stay dry Monday before another chance for snow and rain returns Tuesday into Wednesday.
 
Alerts: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY until 10:00 a.m. for Marion, Morrow, Knox, Crawford, Wyandot and Richland counties.
            
Inconvenient Weather: A wintry mix will be possible this morning followed by rain showers.
 
Planning Your Day:  Plan on a wintry mix changing to rain this morning, mainly north of Columbus. Another round of scattered rain showers will develop this afternoon and evening. Highs will be unseasonably mild in the mid to upper 40s. Low 50s will be possible south of Columbus.

Stats:  Averages: 38/23 Record High: 66 (1989)  Record Low: -3 (1978, 1936)
            Sunrise: 7:40 a.m.  Sunset: 5:51 p.m.
            Snowfall so far this season: 35.1” (+19.8”)


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