Jennifer Edwards Baker reports:
Watch for icy patches on roads this morning.
There’s a chance for freezing drizzle before 11 a.m. Light rain is falling now. Temperatures are 33 degrees at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
That’s our high temperature today. Later, it will be cloudy as the mercury tumbles into the upper 20s by lunchtime. It will be around 27 degrees by 5 p.m.
We’re in for another round of snow tonight and early Tuesday. The overnight low will fall to 21 degrees with wind chills in the teens.
About an inch of snow could accumulate by noon Tuesday, said meteorologist John Franks. The daytime high will only make it up to 26 degrees with wind chills in the teens.
Once the snow moves out, temperatures will stay below normal over the next several days. Daytime highs will only climb into the low to mid-30s. Overnight lows will plunge to the 20s with wind chills in the teens.
Tuesday night should be mostly clear, but it will feel frigid. The low will fall to 13 with single digit wind chills.
The sun will return Wednesday. The high could reach 30 degrees. Wednesday night, we’ll hit a low of 8.
Thursday’s mercury will struggle to reach the mid-20s.
If that seems a little cold for so soon in the winter season, it is.
Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky haven’t seen temperatures this low so soon in December since 2010, Franks said.
Typically this time of year, the average high temperature climbs to 44 degrees with overnight lows around 28.
More snow could fall Friday night and turn into a wintry mix of snow and rain by Saturday morning. The low will hover around 24.
Saturday’s high will make it up to around 35.
So far this winter, 8.9 inches of snow has been recorded at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Most winters, we see about 22.1 inches total, Franks said.