Jennifer Edwards Baker reports:
The work week is getting off to a quiet start weather-wise, but there is a bit of snow in the forecast.
Today should be sunny with a high temperature of 49 degrees, which is exactly where we should be for this time of year, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
It will be brisk this morning with a low of 32 degrees by 8 a.m., so definitely bundle up the kids as they head out to the bus stop.
Tonight, a low pressure system moving across Kentucky and Tennessee will bring a slight wintry mix of precipitation to Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
Rain will begin falling after dark and, as the overnight low temperature falls, that will turn into snow after midnight, said meteorologist Andy Hatzos.
Less than a half inch of snow is expected to accumulate by the time it stops by 7 a.m. Tuesday, he said.
“We’re not going to be getting a whole lot of snow,” Hatzos predicted. “We’re only looking at a few tenths of an inch. The timing is a little concerning because it’s just before the morning rush hour, but the amount is so small there probably won’t be much of an issue there.”
The rest of Tuesday looks better with mostly sunny skies. But it will remain cold with the high temperature struggling to reach 40 degrees.
Tuesday night, the low will fall to a frigid 24 degrees.
The rest of the week will remain sunny but cool with highs in the mid-40s and overnight lows in the 20s.
By the weekend, a welcome blast of warm air will flow up from the south, bringing temperatures some 10 degrees above normal for this time of year, Hatzos said.
By Sunday, the high will be pushing 58 degrees.