Let me start off by saying this, don’t worry, it is NOT time to break out those shovels quite yet! But we will likely be seeing snowflakes here in West Central Ohio by the end of the day on Friday!
A cold front that will move through Friday morning will be the focus for a shot of much colder air that will circulate in the region. At first, this front will bring scattered showers to Ohio during the day. But as temperatures begin to cool into the upper 30’s by Friday evening, we will very likely see some snow showers here in West Central Ohio.
Any snow that falls late Friday afternoon and evening will have a very tough time sticking to the ground. We could end up seeing 1/4″ maybe 1/2″ of snow on grassy surfaces, but I would be VERY surprised to see any snow stick to roads, sidewalks or driveways. Forecast models seem to agree, here is a look at some of the PROJECTIONS for snow tomorrow night.
Here is the ECMWF forecast model, also referred to as the EURO. This shows close to an inch of accumulation in some spots by Saturday morning.
Here is the GFS for the same timeframe.
And here is the RPM.
I’m going more with the GFS, it’s right in the middle of most models showing about 1/4″ to 1/2″ of snow possible by Saturday morning! Again, I doubt this will stick on hard surfaces! We’re also going to feel the coldest temperatures we have felt so far this Fall season with overnight lows on Friday and Saturday night in the upper 20’s! Bundle up everyone!