Slippery roads and at least 1-2 inches of snow are in the forecast tonight through Saturday, as the region is hit by a larger weather system.
Cincinnati is in the path of Winter Storm Quinlan, the bomb cyclone named by The Weather Channel that will hit large portions of the U.S. this weekend, bringing high winds and snow as it travels east.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the portions of Southeast Indiana, Northern Kentucky and Central and Southwest Ohio, which is in effect from 7 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday.
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Snow, gusty winds followed by unseasonable cold Saturday
Under the advisory slippery road conditions are expected from total snow accumulations of 1-2 inches. In addition, gusty northwest winds will bring falling overnight temperatures. The lows around 15-20 degrees will result in wind chill values in the single digits, and unseasonably cold temperatures in the 20s on Saturday are expected as the gusty winds continue.
Accumulating snow will cause travel difficulties tonight into Saturday. Use extra caution when traveling on snow covered roads, and monitor forecast updates. pic.twitter.com/6WvKOd1fwr
— NWS Wilmington OH (@NWSILN) March 11, 2022
Following the freezing temperatures and snow over the weekend, temperatures are expected to warm up and become more spring-like, with highs in the mid- to upper 60s next week.
Detailed Cincinnati weather forecast
Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. A chance of rain, mainly after 5 p.m. Friday night, rain and snow before 3 a.m., then a slight chance of snow between 3-5 a.m. and a low around 19. New snow accumulation of 1-2 inches possible.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny with a high near 28. A slight chance of snow showers after 9 a.m. Saturday night, mostly clear, with a low around 17.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. Sunday night, mostly clear with a low around 35.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 64.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
Source: National Weather Service, Wilmington.
This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Winter Storm Quinlan in Cincinnati: What to expect this weekend