WINTER WEATHER: Before next week’s storm, 3 things to know for the weekend

The Miami Valley will be plagued with wintry weather this weekend through the early part of next week, and even possibly late next week as well. The big three things that you need to be aware of as you make your weekend plans and prepare for the work week ahead are snow flurries, bitter cold temps and a snow storm with accumulation.

>> Snow showers, frigid temperatures for weekend; Winter Storm Watch starts Sunday

SATURDAY: As many bars and clubs are staying open longer for patrons with some COVID-19 restrictions across the state having been lifted, folks will deal with snow flurries/snow showers as the afternoon and evening progresses. While this system is expected to be a fast mover with only a light amount of snow, it could create for some slick and icy roadways at times Saturday evening. That would be just in time for going to and coming home from any Saturday night plans. We are expecting anywhere from no accumulation, to a dusting to a half an inch in some places. Some places may even receive up to an inch of snow.

SUNDAY INTO MONDAY: Sunday morning will usher in some bitterly cold temperatures and breezy to gusty winds. Waking up Sunday morning and heading out, most folks will have wind chills anywhere from 5 degrees below zero to about 3 degrees. The winds will stay pretty breezy to gusty on Sunday, so wind chills will still be in the single digits and teens. On Monday morning, winds continue to be gusty and temperatures in the single digits. Wind chills across the Miami Valley will be below zero and maybe as cold as 10 degrees below zero in some areas. Wind chills are expected to stay below zero all day with actual air temperatures in the upper teens along with gusty winds and snow.

MONDAY AND TUESDAY: An area of low pressure moving just to our south will tap into the frigid airmass that is already in place and bring moisture from the Pacific and Gulf of Mexico and dump accumulating snow across the Miami Valley. This is likely to be more accumulation with one storm than we’ve seen last season or this season so far.

>> What We Know: Snowstorm potential early next week