Jennifer Edwards Baker reports:
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect 7 p.m. tonight through 4 p.m. Saturday with 2 to 4 inches of wet, slushy snow headed for Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
Today will be dry and sunny. The high temperature later should reach 35 degrees under mostly sunny skies.
Tonight, snow should start flying anytime between 10 p.m. and midnight and continue to accumulate overnight as temperatures drop to a low of about 31 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
The heaviest accumulation is expected early and mid-morning Saturday.
When you wake up Saturday morning, how much snow is on the ground depends on where you live. Residents in the northern suburbs in Butler and Warren counties should have 2 inches. Hamilton County residents and those south of the Ohio River could have an inch or less, said meteorologist Scott Hickman.
Saturday morning is expected to be the most dangerous time for motorists. By the time the snowfall ends Saturday afternoon, the northern communities could have up to 4 inches and everyone else will have at least 2 or possibly 3.
Rain will mix with the snow at times. Most of the rain will fall in areas closest to the Ohio River, Hickman said. And, unlike recent winter weather systems, it is not expected to be a freezing rain since the high on Saturday will be near 38 degrees.
“It’s not going to be warm enough to melt (all the snow), but probably some melting,”added meteorologist Brian Coniglio.
Once the rain clears out Saturday night, conditions will be cloudy and dry through Sunday. But it will be cold. The mercury will only climb to 27 degrees.
So far, there have been 12 inches of recorded snowfall this season at CVG. That’s well above the normal 2.2 inches for this time of year.