Jennifer Edwards Baker reports:
We will continue to see the effects of Hurricane Sandy across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky today as high winds blow and a wintry mix of rain and snow falls.
Although Sandy has transitioned to a post-tropical cyclone after slamming into the New Jersey shoreline Monday night, it’s still expected to produce strong winds across the Mid-Atlantic and New England, as well as rainfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches over portions of the Mid-Atlantic, and snowfall totals of 2 to 3 feet in the mountains of West Virginia, according to the National Weather service in Wilmington.
Our region is on the fringe of the system, which has blown into Pennsylvania. A wind advisory runs through 6 p.m. tonight with winds expected to top 50 mph.
It’s 38 degrees this morning at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
The high temperature later will only make it up to 43.
A mix of rain and snow is falling west of Interstate 75. East of the expressway in areas such as Hillsboro, about a half inch of snow could accumulate by daybreak.
Most of the region will see the wintry mix through 11 a.m. Little to no accumulation is expected, and most of the snow sheeting down is melting upon impact.
Some school districts in the far eastern counties such as Adams are starting classes 90 minutes later than normal.
Slick roads could pose a hazard during the morning commute, but most areas are above freezing, according to the weather service.
Minor accidents were being reported across the region by 6:45 a.m., but so far no serious ones have popped up.
A man in his 50s was struck and injured by a car as he walked just after 6 a.m. at 11th and Madison streets in Covington, according to Kenton County emergency communication reports.
He was bleeding from the head but conscious when an ambulance took hi to University Hospital, a dispatcher said.
Tonight, rain will continue before switching back to a mix of rain and snow by early Wednesday. It will be cloudy with a low of 36.
Winds will calm slightly to 13 to 21 mph and gusting up to 34 mph.
The wintry mix of rain and snow will stick around through 11 a.m. Wednesday before switching to all rain by lunchtime. It will be cloudy with a high of 47 and remain windy with gusts up to 28 mph.
For Halloween night, be sure to dress the kids warm. There’s a 20 percent chance of rain before 11 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy with a low of 33.
The sun should return Thursday as temperatures creep back into the 50s.