Arctic cold as temperatures plummet by morning

Light snow with a Winter Weather Advisory for some
Winter Weather Cincinnati cold forecast
Posted at 3:29 AM, Jan 05, 2022

Our team continues to closely monitor the snow chance for Thursday and I have a full breakdown of timing and amounts but don't miss the fact that today will be rather windy and then VERY cold air takes over in the Ohio Valley. Colder air starts spilling into the area by the morning as lows drop to the teens. It will be dry which means the Thursday morning commute will be fine except for areas in our most southern Norther Kentucky counties.

Here's the breakdown for the dusting to up to an 1`" around Greater Cincinnati.


  • 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. - Dry, partly cloudy, much colder
  • 9 a.m. to Noon - Some snow beginning in our southern counties.
  • Noon to 3 p.m. - Light snow falls, potential slick spots
  • 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Best chance for snow continues only to the southeast, light accumulation continues there
  • 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Flurries possible, but very little "new" snow accumulates. System totals from a dusting to 2" max.
Thursday 1 p.m. snow timing
Thursday 1 p.m. snow timing

Overall, here's what you should take away from Thursday. The models are still trending to the southeast with this area of low pressure, so it doesn't give our area a ton of snow. The early afternoon to evening rush is the best opportunity to see snow and light accumulations. This is when temperatures will top out in the mid 20s. But when it's all said and done our totals will range from a dusting to the north to potentially 2 inches max in our very eastern towns.

Thursday 4 p.m. snow timing
Thursday 4 p.m. snow timing

Then very cold air slams in for Friday morning. Friday starts with a lows in the single digits to the teens.

Much colder
mostly cloudy
Low: 17

Afternoon light snowfall
Much colder
High: 24

Potential slick spots
Clearing, no more snow
Low: 11


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