County Bundles Up For Storm
A winter storm warning has been issued for southwest Ohio, including Fayette County, from 11 a.m. Tuesday until 1 p.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.
Snow accumulations Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning could range from 3 to 5 inches, with high totals to the north, the Weather Service said.
Meanwhile, with another wave of winter weather making its way into the region, crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 6 are ready to begin their patrols.
Currently, a mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet and light snow is expected to hit the District 6 counties during the overnight hours, and all snowplow trucks are at the ready to be dispatched once precipitation moves into the area.
Although crews will be treating the state highway system as needed and it is anticipated that the freezing rain will change to rain as the temperature rises during the day, Tuesday, motorists will need to drive with additional care, especially during the morning commute. Pavement will be slick, and “black ice” or frozen slush may be present in some locations, particularly on bridges, overpasses and cold spots.
As always, motorists are reminded of the need for additional caution when traveling during any inclement weather. Conditions can change rapidly and without warning, so drivers need to stay alert, reduce their speed and allow additional travel time.
Rain and snow likely Tuesday, becoming all rain after 5 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 39.
Tuesday night, rain and snow, becoming all snow after 10 p.m. Low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Wednesday, snow likely, mainly before 8 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 34. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Wednesday night, mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Thursday, partly sunny, with a high near 40 and a low around 26.
Friday, sunny, with a high near 49 and a low around 30.
Saturday, mostly sunny, with a high near 56.