Jennifer Edwards Baker reports:
A major winter storm mostly bypassed Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky overnight, leaving just light snow accumulation.
Most areas saw at least an inch of snow late Sunday and early today. Another inch could fall today.
Officially, 1 inch was recorded at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and in places like Blue Ash, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
Over on the west side of Hamilton County, Cheviot has 1.9 inches. To the north of Cincinnati, Lebanon and Oxford are waking up to 2 inches. In the Butler County seat of Hamilton, 3 inches were recorded.
There are some school closings and delays. Lebanon, Mount Healthy, Moeller and Northwest schools are all closed.
Light snow will fall this morning and afternoon as the back-end of the storm moves out of southeastern Indiana into our region, said meteorologist Andy Latto.
A winter storm advisory remains in effect for most of the region until 2 p.m. Areas to the north of the city in Butler and Warren counties are under a winter storm warning.
So far this morning, most area roads and highways are just wet and are clear. Bridges and overpasses may be slick.
It is 34 degrees with a wind chill of 24 at CVG. That’s about as warm as it gets today. The overnight low will fall to 27.
We could see more light snow showers Tuesday, Tuesday night and Wednesday. Another half inch or inch is possible in all. Tuesday’s high temperature will only make it to 38 degrees, nearly a good 20 degrees below normal for this time of year.
The overnight low will be 26.
The mercury will begin to climb by Wednesday, finally hitting the 40-degree mark as the sun returns.
Warmer, more seasonal weather will finally develop by week’s end as the Easter holiday approaches. Easter Sunday itself looks mostly cloudy but the high should reach 55.
Normally this time of year, the mercury makes it up to 56 with overnight lows around 36.