The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Winter Storm Watch late Saturday through Monday afternoon for the entire Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region.
A prolonged winter storm expected to bring a messy wintry mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet and more than 6 inches of snow in and around downtown Cincinnati. Areas to the north in Butler and Warren counties could see as much as 9 inches to a foot of snow.
At this point, the heaviest sleet and then snow is expected to blanket the region Sunday night through morning rush hour Monday.
Travel difficulties are likely, especially early Monday, according to the weather service.
Daytime highs will be in the 30s and 40s this weekend with overnight lows in the 20s before falling into the teens Sunday night and most of Monday.
It’s quiet this morning but bitterly cold with a temperature of 12 degrees and a wind chill of minus 1 at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
Wind chills will remain at zero or subzero and could fall to minus 10 through mid-morning, the weather service cautions.
If you need to go outside, dress in layers to combat the bitter cold.
Later, the high will make it past the freezing mark to the mid-30s under a mix of clouds and sun.
An inch of snow mixed with a slight chance of rain is in the forecast early Saturday through 3 p.m.