Temps jump above average for Tuesday

Heavy rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow all likely this week
Sun rise in Somerville - Ketch of the Day
Posted at 3:27 AM, Jan 31, 2022


Rain will start Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Rounds of light to moderate rain are likely to fall throughout the day Wednesday with highs in the mid 40s. You do not need to cancel or adjust any travel plans for this rain. A half inch to 1 inch of rain will be possible. Temperatures stay in the mid 40s keeping everything liquid. And I don't see this changing.

Wednesday rain is likely
Wednesday rain is likely

Then the story gets really interesting and complicated on Thursday. Colder air will be diving in from the northwest as rain continues to fall Thursday morning. As the temperature drops at the surface, this rain will start to freeze up on anything and everything. Yes, freezing rain. The best chance for freezing rain looks to be west of the I-71 corridor. Locations to the east of Cincinnati will hold onto the warmer air a bit longer. What is still coming into focus is what time this will start happening.

At this point, it appears the the icy weather will mix with, and change to snow during the afternoon and evening on Thursday. You should have backup plans for childcare if schools close/release early due to ice on Thursday. Make sure you have salt to help with ice on sidewalks and driveways.

Thursday wintry mess on the horizon
Thursday wintry mess on the horizon

When the precipitation turns to snow, we will see accumulation across the Tri-State. In some areas, it could be significant. Again, school closures and treacherous/dangerous roads could be an issue. In addition, bitter cold temps set up for the weekend.

Mostly Clear
Not as cold
Low: 26

Sun early then increasing clouds
High: 52

Chance rain
Low: 39


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