Snow arrives for evening commute; brutal cold this weekend

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Butler, Warren counties

Snow affected the evening commute and led to slick spots on roads, bridges and other surfaces because of the low ground temperatures, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

A band of snow will moved across the Interstate 70 corridor, particularly in Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Preble counties.

Periods of light snow are expected into the overnight hours, with snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches possible. Overnight lows are expected around 17 degrees.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until through 7 p.m. Thursday for Butler and Warren counties. A wintry mix is expected with snow accumulations up to 2 inches and ice accumulations up to one-tenth of an inch. Hazardous road conditions could affect the Thursday morning and evening commutes, according to the NWS.

The chance of snow will carry into Thursday morning. Otherwise, it will be cloudy with a high near 24 degrees. Thursday night will be mostly cloudy with a low around 16 degrees.

Friday will be mostly cloudy, with temperatures reaching a high of around 27 degrees, then falling to a low of around 17 degrees overnight.

There is a chance of snow after 11 a.m. Saturday, which will be cloudy with a high near 25 degrees and an overnight low of 6 degrees.

The NWS warned beginning late Saturday night into Sunday and Monday, extreme cold and subzero wind chills are expected. Early predictions called for a low of minus 2 degrees on Sunday night, with wind chills in double digits below zero. Monday night the temperatures could get down to just below zero, with wind chills again pushing wind chills down to the low teens below zero.

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