COLUMBUS, Ohio — With the first significant snowfall on the ground, Central Ohio could potentially get an even bigger winter blast this upcoming weekend.
The week will start mild, with just cold temperatures and maybe a few flurries. Starting Wednesday, you could see a snow shower or two with less than one inch of additional accumulation and then more of a rain/snow mix Thursday. But headed into Friday evening is where meteorologists are keeping a close eye on the weather models.
A system that could move into Ohio Saturday will bring brisk winds, and the potential for a lot of moisture. Temperatures will be a key factor in whether Central Ohio will see rain, snow, or ice, according to meteorologist Andrew Michael, but could have a big impact, with a lot of snow.
Early models suggest a rain/ice/snow line may set up in southern Ohio, and areas north of that line will see all the snow. There is also potential for some significant icing on that transition line. A key determining factor in whether it's a lot of snow or just rain is temperature. Even a slight change could mean a big difference.
While it is still too far out to make projections about what will happen, it will be important to pay attention to changes in the forecast throughout the week as you attempt to prepare.