After a frigid start to the weekend, parts of the Tri-State are bracing for snow and a wintry mix to hit Saturday evening, possibly leading to icy conditions in some areas overnight into Sunday morning, mainly affecting areas along the Ohio River.
Wintry Mix Timeline
9 p.m. - midnight: Snow begins to fall in Tri-State area
Midnight - 5 a.m.: Heaviest snowfall (1 inch possible for areas along Ohio River, up to 3 inches in northern counties)
5 a.m. - 9 a.m.: Snow will switch to rain, possibly freezing rain
9 a.m. into afternoon: Rain will continue as temperatures begin to rise
Rain turns back to snow, expect light accumulation
A few flurries are possible throughout this evening as clouds begin to increase into the evening -- a sign of our next storm system coming that will bring snow back to the Tri-State.
That storm is expected to develop after 9 p.m. Current forecast models are pretty set on showing a stripe of snow moving along the Ohio River and north from 9 p.m. to midnight, before becoming more widespread.
In anticipation of this band of snow that could drop light accumulation and a wintry mix into the early morning hours Sunday, the National Weather Service issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY starting at 7 p.m. for Ohio and Indiana counties.
Those counties include Hamilton, Butler, Clinton, Clermont, and Warren in Ohio; Union, Fayette, Franklin, Dearborn, Switzerland, Ohio, and Ripley in Indiana; and Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Carroll, and Gallatin counties in Kentucky. The advisory goes until 3 p.m. Sunday.
The greatest coverage will be from midnight to 5 a.m., with accumulations of snow around 1 inch possible for areas along the Ohio River. Up to 3 inches are possible north from central Butler, Warren, and Clinton counties, but most likely will stay around 2 inches in these areas.
Snow will not accumulate past around 9 a.m. Sunday, as the switchover to rain will likely have taken place by that point.
From 5 to 9 a.m., there could be a period of freezing rain, but accumulations of ice look minimal, and this would mainly be for areas along the river.
Here's an image showing what the radar will look like around midnight. Snow will likely be falling across the area, with a wintry mix developing over Kentucky.
Snow likely overnight
AM snow, PM rain
Rain to snow showers
Light AM snow showers
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