Jennifer Edwards Baker reports:
Hurricane Sandy will bring a burst of winter weather to Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky over the next 48 hours.
The massive storm with winds gusting more than 100 mph is swirling off the East Coast this morning and should make landfall somewhere in New Jersey by early Tuesday.
We are on the fringe of the storm, and for us locally that means it will be wet, cold and windy for the next few days.
Some of the rain could even mix with a little snow at times.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for our region through 6 p.m. Tuesday night.
Strong winds gusting 30 to 50 mph could result in minor damage such as downed trees limbs and power lines, said meteorologist Brian Coniglio.
It will be cloudy today with a slight chance of rain between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. The high temperature will only reach 46 degrees, a good 20 degrees colder than normal for this time of year.
It’s 40 this morning at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
More rain could fall after 4 p.m. and stick around overnight. The low will plunge to 35 degrees.
A slew of flight delays and cancellations are occurring across the East, and that will undoubtedly impact air travel at our airport. Travelers are advised to check with their airlines before leaving for flights.
Tuesday likely will bring the first snowflakes so far this season. There’s a 70 percent chance for rain and snow showers before 9 a.m. Little to no snow will accumulate before the system switches to all rain.
It will be cloudy with a high of 45 degrees. The overnight low will be 37.
In all with this storm system, about a half inch of rain will fall today and Tuesday.
For Halloween on Wednesday, the kids will definitely need jackets and umbrellas as they go Trick-or-Treating – and perhaps even mittens and hats.
It will be rainy and cloudy most of the day with the high temperature only reaching 45 again.
More rain will fall through midnight. The low will slip to 35.
The rest of the week should bring a return of the sun and drier conditions, but it will remain cool with highs in the 50s and low 60s. Overnight lows will remain in the mid-30s.