Forecasters are warning of a fast-moving winter storm heading toward the Midwest, which is expected to bring heavy accumulating snow and gusty winds.
With those factors combined, it could amount to hazardous travel through Saturday morning across parts of the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest into the Mid-Mississippi Valley.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch, based on potential for "significant" snowfall Sunday through Sunday night. For now, the Cincinnati area and most of Western Ohio are out of the winter storm watch classified as a low to medium outlook for significant snow accumulations, but are still likely to receive some snow, which could impact the Monday morning commute.
A Winter Storm Watch has been issued based on the potential for significant snowfall Sunday through Sunday night. pic.twitter.com/ZpzFxdRPQj
— NWS Wilmington OH (@NWSILN) January 14, 2022
The highest probability for snow is east of I-71.
Even so, the weather service said the exact track of the winter system is still uncertain and could change rapidly.
Friday: Cloudy, high near 38. Tonight, mostly cloudy, low around 24.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, high near 32. Saturday night, partly cloudy, low around 19.
Sunday: Partly sunny, high near 37. A chance of snow after 1 p.m. and new snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.
Monday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day): Mostly cloudy, high near 34.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, high near 42.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, high near 43.
Thursday: Partly sunny, high near 32.
Source: National Weather Service, Wilmington.
This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Winter storm: What to expect in Cincinnati, Midwest