PRECIPITATION TYPE: RAIN, SNOW, ICE PELLETS
TIMING: TUESDAY NOON - WEDNESDAY MORNING
A tricky weather scenario is shaping up for Tuesday with rain, snow and ice pellets all possible. Before then Monday will be rather quiet and pleasant with partly sunny skies.
But a lot of OUR attention is on Tuesday afternoon as heavy rain, yes rain, is expected to move into northern Ohio. This rain will switch over to snow at times, mixing with sleet as well.
|Hour by Hour Forecast for Tuesday late morning. Mainy rain in Ohio, some ice pellets.|
Think of it terms of you on a hot summer day. You sweat. Right? That is how your body cools you off. The same will be happening Tuesday in the atmosphere. The amount of evaporation, due to all the rain, could cool down the air 1-2 degrees. That is JUST enough to switch from rain to heavy snow. Our Hour-by-Hour forecast shows that happening.
|Hour by Hour forecast mid-afternoon|
ICE POTENTIAL: It appears a low chance right now we will see a lot of ice accumulation simply becuase of the ground/air temperature. Sure ice pellets may be falling and even accumulate. But for ice to cause major issues like we had last Friday, we need temperatures to be below 30. While snow/rain/ice pellets are falling Tuesday we are expecting temperatures to be 32-36 degrees.
Either way for most locations it switches to all snow by Tuesday evening with several inches of accumulation possible.
Light snow will continue Wednesday and Thursday. Stay patient for this VERY complicated forecast. We want to be accurate first and foremost with any accumulation forecast we make for you.