Early wintry mix, some slick spots

Clouds decrease for a chilly Friday forecast

TODAY - SATURDAY

The Tri-State will experience a brief wintry mix this morning and then flurries will continue during the morning drive. Some slick spots could develop as we head into the morning rush, so be on alert again today. Winds are still gusty and will be around in the morning. Temperatures will be falling through much of the day. By 7 a.m., we'll be in the upper 20s.

Friday will start with clouds then gradually clear out. Temperatures will stay nearly steady all day in the mid 20s. On Saturday, you should expect a partly cloudy day with highs in the mid 30s. It's late Saturday night around midnight when the weather really beings to change.

SUNDAY-9 FIRST WARNING WEATHER ALERT DAY

Right now, there is surprising good agreement between a couple of reliable computer models showing accumulating snow for Sunday. This would lead to a potential 3-5 inches of snow across portions the Tri-State, potentially more by Sunday night.  The overnight weather models runs are in and here's a little behind the scenes of what our team saw.

First, the track of the low appears to have shifting a little more to the north, rolling right through the Tri-State. This would lower snowfall amounts into Northern Kentucky but still result in that 3-6 inches of snow to the north, if not a bit more.

But I will say this, overnight weather model runs are NOT based on weather balloon launch data, making them less reliable. So, we'll really be focusing on the new data that comes in late this morning. We are watching this!

Potential Timing:

SATURDAY NIGHT -- The snow would start about just ahead of midnight Saturday and continue through Sunday morning. By 7-8 a.m. we could already be looking at an inch of snow on the ground. 

SUNDAY MORNING/EARLY AFTERNOON -- This is the period in question today regarding a switch over to rain to the south. But it does look like snow will still be falling north of the Ohio River throughout the day.  By noon, we could have 2 inches of snow on the ground. By 5 p.m. 2-4 inches of snow will be on the ground.

SUNDAY EVENING -- This is when our heaviest precipitation should fall with this system. North of the Ohio River, we'll go from 2-3 inches of snow on the ground to 3-5 inches pretty quickly. The majority of our snow will be on the ground by the time the Super Bowl ends.

MONDAY MORNING -- Light snow continues Sunday night into Monday morning. While the heaviest accumulations will be done, it doesn't snow will be over. An additional inch or so of snow could fall into Monday morning. This is definitely the time that snow will return to Northern Kentucky and 3-6 inches of snow is possible in all, potentially higher amounts north of Cincinnati.

SO…

This is now the time to make preparations for coverage for Good Morning Tri-State on Sunday morning & the 6 & 11 p.m. snow Sunday night. Then on Monday morning, Good Morning Tri-State will have your likely closings and/or delays. Additionally, people will be going here and there to Super Bowl parties and will be traveling during the time when the snow is most likely to be falling. Or, people traveling home will be traveling when most of the snow will be on the ground. The big advice here, plan ahead!

MORNING RUSH

Cloudy Skies
Spotty light snow
Low: 25

FRIDAY

Cloudy with morning flurries
Gradual clearing by the afternoon 
Afternoon High: 28

FRIDAY NIGHT

Partly cloudy
Much colder
Low: 16

SATURDAY

Partly cloudy
More Mild
High: 37

SATURDAY NIGHT

Snow arrives
1" of snow possible by 8 a.m.
Low: 28

SUNDAY

Snow likely
Potentially periods of rain to the south
High: 33

 

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