Published: Monday, February 05, 2018 @ 7:04 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 @ 1:15 AM
By: Breaking News Staff
— This week will be an active weather week for the region, said Storm Center 7 Meteoroligist Kirstie Zontini.
Two systems will bring snow for the first half of the week, Zontini said.
A quick blast of snow will come through late Monday night from an upper-level disturbance — bringing with it 1 to 1.5 inches of snow, Zontini said.
“Since temperatures will be down into the low 20s the snow will be able to quickly stick,” Zontini said, causing a slow morning commute Tuesday.
The next significant system will come Tuesday into Wednesday.
An area of low pressure is expected to track close to the Miami Valley spreading moisture back into the area. Temperatures and the track of this system will be very important when it comes to who sees what.
“Right now, most of the Miami Valley should see and stay all snow Tuesday night and through the first half of Wednesday,” Zontini said. “There might be sleet or freezing rain that mixes briefly across the far southern Miami Valley.”
More moisture could lead to higher snow totals especially in cities that stay all snow. First thoughts on totals could range from 1-3 inches. The exact track and temperature profile could shift the totals.
Zontini said next weekend could yield another system that brings a rain/snow mix.
Stay tuned to the forecast on air and on the WHIO Weather App.