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Weather Story for the Middle Ohio Valley and Central Appalachians


A strong cold front will accelerate southward tonight and cross the Ohio River valley and mountains by Wednesday morning. A band of gusty showers will accompany the front, which will bring much colder conditions to the area for Wednesday. Gusty winds will also prevail Wednesday as the cold air spreads into the region. Rain could change to snow for a time across the middle Ohio Valley early Wednesday morning, and will change to snow in the mountains late Wednesday morning, with a coating across the higher elevations Wednesday. Snow showers could linger in the mountains into Thursday, with a spotty shower out over the lowlands as weak disturbances cross. High pressure crosses Friday, with lows Friday morning near or below freezing again. Low pressure brings wet weather this weekend, followed by high pressure with near seasonable temperatures early next week.


A more detailed weather briefing can be obtained from our Decision Support Weather Briefing page.

Winter specific forecast information can be obtained from our Winter Weather/Probabilistic Snow Forecast page.