Janice Morse reports:
During this evening’s commute, “brief but intense” snow squalls could make driving dicey, the National Weather Service says.
An advisory, issued around 5 p.m., and remains in effect until 7 tonight for Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, the weather service said.
“These snow squalls will produce little in the way of accumulation. However, they can reduce visibilities significantly,” the advisory says, warning that drivers may be unable to see vehicles directly in front of them.
“At a minimum, road surfaces will be wet, which lessens traction,” the weather service said. “This, combined with the loss of visibility means the potential for traffic accidents is escalated with these squalls in the area.”
Motorists are advised to slow down but avoid rapid braking, which could cause drivers to lose control — or could cause rear-end collisions.
Drivers likely would remain in the squall line for 10 minutes or less, the weather service said.