Widespread snow showers reported


Snow -- from blowing light flakes to heavier flakes -- is falling tonight from Mercer to Montgomery to Clark counties.

The precipitation is in keeping with the forecast that is calling for up to an inch of snow throughout the region tonight and into Tuesday morning.

At 10:55 p.m., up to a half-inch of wet snow was beginning to accumulate on grass and vehicles. That was an increase from reports at 9 p.m. that weather radar was showing a snow-rain mix is hitting the areas of Mercer and Auglaize counties, from Celina east through Wapakoneta and Indian Lake, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Jamie Simpson said Monday night.

The temperature in the area is holding fast in the mid 30s, so roads are still just wet, he said. That could change far north during the 11 p.m. to midnight period, and later in the Dayton area during the 1 to 2 a.m. period when temperatures will be falling. Those falling temperatures will likely mean slippery driving and walking on untreated surfaces.

The snowfall is expected to end sometime around 2 a.m. far north, about an hour later in the Dayton and Springfield areas, and at about 4 a.m. far south, Simpson said.

Light rain showers started at about 2:30 p.m. in some areas and steadier rain did arrive between 5 and 6 p.m.

"We may not start to get road issues until very late evening north and after midnight in Dayton and Springfield metro areas," Simpson said. "There will be about a 3 to 4 hour time period of light snow, which brings the end at about midnight far north and 3 a.m. south."

Overnight temperatures will dip below freezing, so roads could be slick during the morning commute until daylight. Icy conditions are possible, especially on bridges and overpasses. Snow will be gone by sunrise.

"We should wake up to sun and temperatures in the 20s," Simpson said.

Tuesday morning will begin with wind chills in the teens. Temperatures will climb to a high of about 35 with wind chills in the 20s.

Wednesday will also be chilly and clear, with morning lows starting around 20 degrees. Afternoon temperatures will again reach the mid-30s.

Thursday will be sunny again but not quite as cold. Temperatures will start in the mid 20s and peak during the day in the mid 40s.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Community News

New 'Justice League' trailer, movie poster revealed at Comic-Con
New 'Justice League' trailer, movie poster revealed at Comic-Con

Superhero fans, rejoice: A new "Justice League" trailer and movie poster have been revealed at Comic-Con in San Diego. Time reported that the trailer released Saturday "hints at the appearance of a mysterious hero," possibly Superman or a Green Lantern.  The poster, which features Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot)...
WATCH: Gal Gadot cheers up teary-eyed girl dressed as Wonder Woman at Comic-Con
WATCH: Gal Gadot cheers up teary-eyed girl dressed as Wonder Woman at Comic-Con

A young Wonder Woman fan has something to smile about after sharing a heartwarming moment with actress Gal Gadot at Comic-Con in San Diego. According to "Entertainment Tonight," a girl dressed as the superhero seemed to have tears in her eyes when she met Gadot during a "Justice League" autograph signing Saturday. Gadot immediately...
Student of the Week Shawnee High School
Student of the Week Shawnee High School

Name: Tyra Huxley School: Shawnee High School Grade: 12 Age: 17 Extra-curricular: National Honor Society, Volleyball, Prom and Homecoming Committees, Student Council, Track, Summer Internship Program - currently an intern at Yamada N.A. Claim to fame/honors: Becoming President of Shawnee’s National Honor Society Words you live by: “If you&rsquo...
TODAY’S MODERATOR: A new kind of 911

The abuse of 911 services has been much-covered, especially so-called “frequent flyers” who more or less use the calls as their primary health care. In many cities, costs are out of hand. According to The Atlantic, Memphis is trying a new approach. “Since April, the city has been engaged in an experiment to take some pressure off...
Athlete of the Week Shawnee High School
Athlete of the Week Shawnee High School

Name: Grant Engle School: Shawnee High School Grade: 12 Age: 17 Sports: Boys Golf Claim to fame/honors: 8th in the State Tournament, 3-time CBC Player of the Year Words you live by: “All of your dreams can come true, if you have the courage to pursue them.” Toughest opponent: My brother, Clark Engle Biggest influence: My mom and dad What&rsquo...
More Stories