Tracking snow: 1" to 2" possible Sunday into Monday morning


After ending the work week on a brutally cold and blustery note, we’ll see temperatures recover back into the 30’s over the weekend but there will be a price to pay.

We’ll stay dry and cloudy on Saturday but our next storm system will be on the way into central Ohio as we head into the early morning hours on Sunday.

Some light snow will be possible during in the early morning with temperatures warming above the freezing mark.

Temperatures will then rise into the mid-upper 30’s during the afternoon with many seeing more of a wintry mix. This will drastically alter snowfall totals depending on where this rain/snow line sets up.

Right now, it’s looking like most of the colder air will be north of I-70, with more rain mixing in further south.

Snow will then be the main form of precipitation as we coast past sunset into the early night.

Snow will then continue to taper off into the night, with scattered flurries leftover going into Monday morning.

Above is the latest blend of four different weather models for snowfall totals for Columbus. In weather forecasting, especially for forecasting snow, you like to see agreement and consensus amongst the weather models.

Right now, all four models are showing light accumulations (generally 1-2 inches for Columbus). There are still some undefined variables in play so these totals will change some but, overall, we are heading in the right direction.

Thus, our snow map for Sunday’s event shows generally everyone across central Ohio seeing 1 to 2 inches of snow by Monday morning.

Some isolated areas that harvest the colder air could see additional amounts; closer to 3 inches but these areas will be localized and not widespread.

As I’ve mentioned, there is still some uncertainty in play. The biggest factor will be where the warmer air settles in and where the rain/snow mix line sets up at.

This will ultimately dictate how much snow we could end up with going into Monday morning. As always, we’ll have more updates to come as this event closes in on us.