Timing out snow for the weekend

When snow is most likely this weekend
Posted at 3:30 AM, Jan 14, 2022

WINTER STORM WATCH: The watch now includes Robertson, Bracken, Brown, Adams, Highland & Mason counties starting Sunday afternoon to Monday 7 a.m. Heavy snow and 3+ inches possible.


WHEN: Sunday afternoon into Monday morning snow showers.

Sunday will be a 9 First Warning Weather Alert Day.

The large area of low pressure that is a winter storm for many in the eastern half of of the US will be on the move tonight. The warm front ahead of the system will move through our area between 3-9 a.m., bringing a brief snow chance. Most towns won't see any accumulation but some spots could see flurries this morning.
The rest of Saturday is mostly cloudy and cold with a high of 32. The Bengals game is mostly cloudy with no snow issues. Wind chills are worth mentioning as they start around 22 at kickoff and drop to 15 at the end of the 4th quarter.

Bengals Playoff Forecast latest
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Let's dive into Sunday, our latest 9 First Warning Weather Alert Day.

TIMING: The morning hours will be snow free and roads will be just fine. If you are wanting to get any travel done without snow, aim for prior to 2 p.m. Snow spreads from south to north which means Northern Kentucky will see snow first and light accumulations on the roads by 4-5 p.m. A large portion of the area will see snow falling by 4-6 p.m. If you live to the north, just know that your travel issues will happen later Sunday afternoon and evening, meaning a lot more time in the day with decent travel conditions.

IMPACT: The fact that this is happening on a Sunday leading into a holiday Monday is a good thing. This limits the number of cars on the roads. In general, expect snow covered roads, especially east of I-75 by 3-4 p.m. and snow should fall up till around midnight. No snow is expected Monday morning but leftover travel issues will remain on secondary and rural roads.

CONFIDENCE: The weather models continue to wobble from west to east with this snowfall. It's very possible that our totals may need to adjust a little between now and Sunday, but the story to take away is the better chance for snow to the east yet again. We are also watching a small chance for rain mixing in on Sunday, but that will be a minor element.

TOTALS: Current thinking is that snow totals will range from nearly nothing to the west up to 5" to the east. The cutoff with this system could end up being very sharp. Cincinnati is once again on the cusp of either getting snow or potentially not. That is why we continue to monitor this closely.


Bundle for Bengals!
Mostly cloudy and chilly
High: 33

Chilly, dry
Low: 19

Cloudy morning
Afternoon and evening rain/snow
High: 37


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