Snow could hit Dayton region Monday, record-low temps possible Tuesday

Credit: Schaffer, Paul (CMG-Dayton)

Credit: Schaffer, Paul (CMG-Dayton)

The season’s first snow could be upon us.

WHIO meteorologists say the mild weekend Dayton experienced will be ushered out by some of the coldest weather so far this season starting Monday.

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Monday, a cold weather system will bring with it some snow. Highs will reach the low 40s during the morning but fall through the day, so it looks like some rain showers for the morning commute, then a transition to snow showers.

Storm Center 7’s Meteorologist Molly Coates said a winter weather advisory will be in place starting Monday at 10 a.m. until 4 a.m. Tuesday. The advisory has been issued because of the snowfall the Miami Valley could see, especially the northern portions of the area, Coates said.

The timing now puts the chance for snow in the mid- to late afternoon through the evening hours. A light accumulation looks possible now. Temperatures will fall quickly at night into the 20s.

Total snow accumulation for southern portion of Miami Valley, or south of I-70, could be one to two inches. North toward Celina and Wapakoneta could see upwards of two to four inches by the time snow showers are finished.

Tuesday, it will be a cold morning around 20 degrees with some spots in the teens. Scattered clouds and flurries will be possible. We will have to watch for slick spots or ice on the roadways, could make for a messy morning commute.

It will be a breezy and cold day, only reaching the upper 20s for the afternoon. The record for the coldest high temperature that day is 30, so that record could be broken.

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