WEATHER UPDATE: Jeff's Forecast for This Morning

From Severe Weather Team 9's Jeff Oechslein...  Three graphs and then the complete forcast, below...

A complex forecast overnight into Wednesday as an area of low pressure slides by to our southeast late tonight and Wednesday bringing mainly snow to our northwestern counties, snow mixing with freezing rain from US 22 southeastward, and a little snow and freezing rain to mainly rain in our far southern and southeastern counties.  Where the precipitation stays mainly snow in northern Tuscarawas, northern Carroll and Columbiana counties 6 inches or more is possible, but there should be enough freezing rain mixing in to keep accumulations in the 3 inch to 6 inch range near US 22, and in the 1 inch to 3 inch range along and south of Interstate 70.  In our southern most areas (southern parts of Noble, Monroe and Marshall counties and all of Wetzel and Tyler counties) snow accumulations will generally remain under an inch.  The freezing rain can produce ice accumulations up to a quarter of an inch or so south of US 22, although in the southern most areas noted earlier the freezing rain can end up as plain rain Wednesday, reducing the threat for icy roads.  The mixed precipitation should end as snow showers Wednesday evening with colder and blustery conditions moving in.  Milder weather arrives Friday and continues into Sunday before we turn briefly colder again.


Winter storm warning in effect for most of the area through 6 pm Wednesday (except for a winter weather advisory in Wetzel and Tyler Counties); flood watch Tyler County 12 am through 1 pm Wednesday:


Tonight:  Cloudy, breezy, snow and ice developing, low 26.

Wednesday: Snow, ice, and rain, with mainly snow from a New Philadelphia to Carrollton line, snow and freezing rain near US 22 and south, with mainly ice then rain south of I-70, high temperatures ranging from near 30 north to upper 30's south.

Snow accumulations tonight through Wednesday 4” -7” New Philadelphia to Carrollton line into Columbiana County, 3” -6” near US 22, 1” -3” close to I-70, with far south an inch or less; ice accumulations up to a quarter of an inch mainly south of US 22.

Wednesday night:  Variable clouds, blustery, lingering snow showers especially evening, low 12.

Thursday:  Clouds and sun, a bit blustery, high 27.

Thursday night:  Variable clouds, low 10.

Friday:  Mostly cloudy, stray snow showers to rain showers, high 40.

Friday night:  Mostly cloudy, stray rain showers to snow showers late mainly north, low 30.

Saturday:  Cloudy, breezy, a few mainly afternoon rain showers (any morning showers could be mixed with a little snow early), high 45.

Saturday night:  Cloudy, light rain, fog, low 37.

Sunday:  Cloudy, periods of rain and fog, mixing with snow late afternoon, high 47, temperatures falling late.

Sunday night: Cloudy, blustery, mix of rain and snow to all snow mainly evening, low 14.

Monday:  Sun and clouds, a bit breezy, high 32.

Monday night:  Mostly clear, low 14.

Tuesday:  Sun with increasing clouds late, high 47.

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