Time to put the flip flops back in the closet, Columbus.
The National Weather Service has issued a snow advisory for much of Ohio, including the Columbus area, for early Tuesday, ending days of unseasonably warm weather.
There is a chance for rain to start before midnight. The rain will give way to a 50-percent chance of snow by 1 a.m. with northeast winds between 11 and 17 mph. The NWS says we could accumulate less than a half-inch of snow, revising its earlier prediction of at least an inch.
The NWS tweeted that the rain/snow line shifted southeast and that warm ground temperatures could initially keep snow from accumulating on roads.
“A low-pressure system will move northeast across the eastern Tennessee Valley and central Appalachians tonight before transitioning to a coast low on Tuesday,” NWS reported. “Some accumulating wet snow is forecast with the highest amounts occurring over south central Ohio and northeast Kentucky.”
The cool weather would end a week of temperatures reaching the 50s and even 60s on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Columbus weather forecast for week of Feb. 12
The weather service is forecasting highs in the 40s in Columbus this week. Here’s the outlook for the rest of the work week:
- Tuesday, Feb. 13: Partly sunny with a night near 41 and shows in the mid-20s.
- Wednesday, Feb. 14 (Valentine’s Day): Sunny, with a high near 44 with temperatures dipping into the lower 30s.
- Thursday, Feb. 15: Rain is likely before 1 p.m. with a highs near 50. The chance for rain is about 70%. It should remain cloudy in the evening with a low around 29.
- Friday, Feb. 16: Partly sunny, with a high near 41. By night, there is another chance for some rain turning into snow with a low of about 28.