22 °F

Cloudy, Snow Likely


31 °F

AM Snow, PM Snow Showers

Friday Night

10 °F

Cloudy, Flurries Possible


21 °F

Cloudy, Cold

Technical Forecast Discussion Meet the Forecaster

Issued: 8pm on Thursday, January 18th 2024

Forecast Discussion

Snow will be moving into the region overnight, spurred by a developing low pressure system moving northeastward through the Appalachian Mountains. A few spots of snow showers are possible in the early evening, though more constant snow will develop later. Beginning a little after midnight, it will reach its heaviest rates of snowfall around 3 AM, but will still be somewhat steady around the hours of the morning commute and into the later morning of Friday. Accumulations by that time could total around 2 – 4 inches or so, but throughout Friday afternoon, additional accumulations of scattered snow showers could up to an additional half inch at most. Areas closer to the border of West Virginia and Ohio may receive totals closer to the upper range of accumulations mentioned earlier, while areas more west of Athens County may receive less accumulation. Locally higher amounts may be possible in areas of higher elevation.

Friday evening, a chance of isolated flurries and snow showers is possible due to the passing system, though any accumulations will be marginal. Any chances of snow will fully taper off by Saturday, though more arctic air in the region will plunge temperatures to a high in the low 20s. Thankfully, a warmup is imminent, as strong high pressure moves in along a very prominent ridge. Temperatures in the early week could rise to the mid 40s, though by Tuesday, some showers are possible due to another developing low pressure system.

Detailed Forecast

Tonight it will be cloudy with a 100% chance of early morning snow. Winds from the NNE at 0 to 5 mph. Low 22°F

Friday it will be cloudy with an 80% chance of snow. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. High 31°F

Friday Night it will be cloudy with a 40% chance of evening scattered snow flurries. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Low 10°F

Saturday it will be cloudy with no precipitation. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. High 21°F

Extended Forecast

Sunday it will be partly cloudy with no precipitation. High near 29°F with a low near 9°F

Monday it will be partly cloudy with no precipitation. High near 42°F with a low near 9°F

Tuesday it will be cloudy with a 50% chance of rain showers. High near 46°F with a low near 24°F