More snow could be on the way

Commuters are expected to face more snow and slick roads this morning, and more snow is in the forecast for today.

Storm Center 7 meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said slippery roads could be a problem this morning, although above freezing temperatures and breezy conditions will improve road conditions this afternoon.

An additional 1 to 2 inches of snow is expected to accumulate from the snow showers expected today, and roads are expected to freeze tonight, leaving slick roads for the Tuesday morning commute, Vrydaghs said.

Temperatures will peak in the high 30s and 10-20 mph winds will result in wind chills in the teens and 20s.

There were reports of snow in Butler County before noon Sunday, however snow arrived in the Dayton region shortly before 12:30 p.m. with little accumulation by midafternoon.

“The heaviest of snow is expected Sunday night into early Monday morning with possible accumulation of 4 to 8 inches by sunrise,” Vrydaghs said.

The storm dumped 7 to 9 inches of snow between eastern Kansas and central Missouri, according to the National Weather Service, and was expected to hit Indiana with 6-10 inches of now late Sunday afternoon before reaching Ohio later Sunday evening.

The storm was expected to weaken while moving into Pennsylvania, where 3 to 8 inches of snow were expected late Sunday and into today.

Southern New Jersey and New York were expected to get 1 to 3 inches of snow before the storm left the East Coast.

In Dayton, Fred Stovall, the city’s director of public works, said about a half dozen salt and plow trucks were in the University of Dayton Arena area while the NCAA tournament was going on, but he was planning to dispatch about 50 trucks Sunday night.

“We’re trying to wait and see how the forecast develops,” Stovall said.

The Clark County Engineer’s Office dispatched 12 to 13 plow and salt trucks Sunday afternoon. Around 1:30 p.m., heavy snow and reduced driver visibility were reported.

Jonathan Burr, the county engineer, said the trucks would be working 12 hour shifts into Monday because of the anticipated snow fall expected later in the evening.

“It’s the nature of the beast,” Burr said. “I’m at the mercy of the weatherman.”

Area officials cautioned drivers to be careful on the roads.

“Take it slow and easy,” Burr said. “Let’s hope we can get on with spring.”

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