Sarah Brookbank | Cincinnati Enquirer
Scroll down for a detailed forecast and road hazards. Updated 11 a.m.
A second round of snow is coming for Greater Cincinnati and most areas could see 8 inches of snow.
A winter storm warning is in effect through 1 p.m. Tuesday.
An early band of snow passed through the area early Monday, giving a light coating of snow to roads across the area. The heaviest precipitation is expected to get here in the second round mid- to late afternoon.
Heavy snow is expected, with total snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches in areas near and northwest of I-71, according to the National Weather Service. Other parts of the region could see 6 to 8 inches of accumulation.
Some sleet could be in the mix south and west of the city.
“Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute,” forecasters said. “If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.”
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The snow will come in two waves.
- 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday: Snow amounts: an inch or two, maybe a little higher.
- 2 p.m. Monday to 2 am. Tuesday: snowfall rates of over 1 inch per hour in spots, forecasters said. Snow will be heaviest between 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.
“Regardless of exact totals, this will be a significant snow that will heavily disrupt transportation. Blowing and drifting will be possible with wind gusts of 20 to 30 MPH. When it all comes to an end, frigid conditions (wind chills near/below 0°F) are expected for Tue/Wed AM,” forecasters said.
More snow after Tuesday
Once snow stops on Tuesday, don’t get comfortable.
“Another round of wintery precipitation is expected Wednesday night through Thursday with a potential for accumulating snow,” the National Weather Service said.
Cincinnati weather forecast
Monday: Snow, mainly after 11 a.m. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 24. Wind gusts as high as 23 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible. Overnight snow, mainly before 1 a.m. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 14. Wind gusts as high as 28 mph. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Tuesday: A slight chance of snow or flurries before 1 p.m., then a slight chance of flurries after 5 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23. Overnight low around 5.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. Overnight snow likely, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 21. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Thursday: Snow. High near 32. Overnight chance of snow before 1 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 19.
Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25. Overnight low around 8.
Forecast provided by the National Weather Service at Wilmington.