Snow tapers off this afternoon in central Ohio

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Noon - Forecast Update

Snow will taper off this afternoon here in Central Ohio. Highs will be in the mid to upper 30s.

Clouds will gradually break overnight with lows in the mid-20s. High pressure will allow for dry conditions Thursday and Friday meaning sunshine will return, but highs stay slightly below average in the mid-40s.

Another system will bring a mix of rain and snow to the region for the weekend.


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9 a.m. - Forecast Update

Scattered snow continues to fall across Western Ohio with a decent break for areas north/northeast of the city of Columbus.

The batch of light to moderate snow located mainly south of I-70 is currently between Lancaster and far southern Ohio. This band will continue to move slowly west, with limited visibility and a quick coating to around an inch of snow possible within it’s path.

8:30 a.m. - Forecast, Road Conditions Update

7:50 a.m. Forecast Update

Snow continues to pester areas across central Ohio this morning. While we haven’t dealt with a great deal of snow here in Columbus, we are currently tracking a batch of moderate snow moving in from southeast Ohio. Up until now, the batch had been moving generally in the northwest direction but has recently changed to more of a westerly trajectory. This moderate batch of snow will likely coast along the I-70 corridor this morning and clip into portions of central and southern Franklin Co. in the process. Within this batch, a quick coating to around an inch or so is very possible and maybe even a little more in some isolated spots. Scattered light snow is still moving through parts of the north and west but is continuing to push out of the region.

7:30 a.m. Forecast, Road Conditions Update

6:37 a.m. - Forecast Update

A band of light to moderate snow is slowly moving through Perry & Morgan county and will soon be in Fairfield County. This band is expected to continue to move west and will move through portions of southern & central Franklin county within the next hour. Scattered light snow is still hanging around in the north and west, with the main bulk of heavier snow now close to the Indiana border. The snow isn’t done yet!

6:05 a.m. - Forecast Update

A moderate band of snow extending from Dayton to Bucyrus is moving west while light snow continues to fall across central Ohio. Less than 1” of snow has been reported in Franklin County and even less in southeast Ohio. Another band of light to moderate snow is now moving through parts of Perry county and will soon be entering Franklin county.

5:09 a.m. - Forecast Update

A moderate band of snow is extending from Bucyrus down to Dayton this morning. Some reports of a few inches of snow have been located where this band is. Still very light snow across Columbus and more scattered snow in southeastern Ohio. Winds are very breezy across central Ohio and with falling snow, visibility will be very poor out on the roads.

4:15 a.m. - Forecast Update

Moderate snow becoming more widespread in western and northwest Ohio. Scattered light snow is continuing to fall across central Ohio with a current break in the action for the southeast. A few inches of snow has already been reported in areas in the north/west(Near Dayton and up in Marion).

3:05 a.m. -- Forecast Update

Snow is fairly scattered across central and southeastern Ohio will the heavier bands of snow located in the west/northwest. Roads are mainly wet across central Ohio, with light accumulations on the sides of the roads and on grassy surfaces.

1:55 a.m. -- Forecast Update

Light snow is falling across Columbus with little accumulation at the moment. Roads are wet, while the bulk of the current accumulation is located on the sides of the roads and on grassy areas. Over in western Ohio snow intensity has picked up, reducing visibility to less than 1 mile. Southern and Southeastern Ohio has been dealing with more of a rain/snow mix at the moment, with a changeover to snow expected soon.

10:30 p.m. -- Forecast Update

Light snow falling in many areas now. We'll see gradual accumulations overnight, with the biggest impact coming during the morning drive.

Models still pointing to a 2-4" accumulation for much of central Ohio, with slightly higher amounts to the NW of Columbus

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Original Forecast

It’s officially spring, but Mother Nature says not so fast. After some rain and drizzle this morning, a low-pressure system will bring more rain showers this afternoon and a blast of colder air to the region from the northwest.

As temperatures dip towards freezing, we will see a gradual transition to snow showers mainly between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Snow showers will persist overnight into early morning on Wednesday. Snow will then gradually taper off by the afternoon.

Asides from snowfall accumulation, falling snow coupled with breezy winds will drastically limit visibility; especially during a busy morning commute. Regardless of the amount of snow, you should prepare now by setting aside some extra time in order to reach your morning destination on Wednesday.

When it's all said and done, we could see anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of snow here across central Ohio. Areas further northwest will be will have isolated pockets greater than 4 inches. Areas to the southeast will generally see 1 to 2 inches.