Belpark Media Precipitation Potential & Amounts

Posted: 9:20PM 11/13/2018
Written By: Nicholas Dunn, Co-Lead Forecaster
Contributors: Kyle Adams – Meteorologist, Ken McNatt – Co-Lead Forecaster, Owen Fritz – Forecaster

We are monitoring a low pressure system poised to bring more active weather to the region after midnight Wednesday, and carrying into much of the day Thursday before ending.

By the pre-dawn Hours Thursday, we will have a band of frozen precipitation moving into the Ohio valley. Many of us will start as a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain south of a Muncie, IN to Youngstown, OH line through sunrise Thursday. Timing is critical for morning rush hour and the commute for children to school. Even a trace of freezing rain can cause icy spots to begin developing.

As the precipitation moves northward through mid to late morning, those to our far northwest will likely stay in the form of snow, with some light accumulations of up to one inch possible the way things look right now. To the northeast, we will see a mixed bag of precipitation from late morning through the afternoon before ending as snow.

For those south of US-30, just about everyone will see a change over to a cold rain for the afternoon before possibly ending as a few snow showers overnight Thursday.

NAM 3-KM Model: Precipitation Type Simulation 

When it is all said and done, ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch are possible for our southern counties, with less than that between Muncie and Youngstown and points south. Snowfall totals will be 1-2″ in the Northeast, up to one inch in the far northwest, less than one inch or none elsewhere.

SETUP – All Precipitation Types Likely Across The Ohio Valley

As Always, it is important to know the forecast before you go. Prepare on taking a few extra minutes to get to work or school Thursday. Prepare to wake up a bit earlier and have the snow brush and ice scraper ready to go!

#KnowBeforeYouGo – Check The Conditions Before Leaving

Stay tuned for more updates! Our forecast team will continue to closely monitor the situation!