April Fools day is next Tuesday, but this is no joke! I’m forecasting accumulating snow here in West Central Ohio for Saturday!
An area of low pressure will move out of the southwest on Saturday spreading precipitation into The Ohio Valley.
For the first half of the day on Saturday we will likely see a mix of rain, snow and sleet here in West Central Ohio as the system moves in. Initially it looks as if any snow/sleet that falls will have a tough time sticking to the ground, but by later in the afternoon on Saturday we will likely begin to see some light accumulations.
THE BIG QUESTION with this system tomorrow is how hard of a time the snow will have sticking to the ground? Many forecast models are showing the potential for 4+ inches of snow in the region! I simply think this is too high! Here is a look at the GFS model showing those higher totals.
If this were the middle of winter, these totals may be a little more realistic, but its early spring! The past few days temperatures have been at or above 50 degrees! Couple that with a higher sun angle in the sky for this time of year, and I’m betting that most models are way too high on their predictions for Saturday snow.
By late evening Saturday 2 inches of wet/sloppy snow and sleet (maybe 3″ in a few spots) is a good possibility!
This snow may indeed be shovelable by late evening Saturday! But temperatures on Sunday near 50 degrees coupled with A LOT of sunshine should easily take care of it! For that reason I give it a FOUR on my snow scale!
I’ll keep you in the loop if anything changes 🙂
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