1 to 3 inches of snow possible Saturday into Sunday

It might really be time to grab essentials from the grocery store because more snow is coming to Greater Cincinnati. 

Friday will get off to a cold start with temperatures in the teens and low 20s and then rise to a high of 34.

A few schools changed schedules Friday for snow-covered roads and low temperatures, mostly in rural areas.

The weekend weather highlight, though, will be the possibility of snow Saturday night.

Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Wilmington are predicting a 100% chance of precipitation with snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Snow falls at the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge , Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, overlooking the Ohio River into Cincinnati from Covington, Ky. About two inches of snow accumulated across the Cincinnati area, lasting into Thursday morning.

The weather event is part of a winter storm system that could bring 4-6 inches of snow to areas near Dayton and farther north.

Lower snow totals are expected near the Ohio River and south of Dayton with rain being part of the mix. Forecasters are calling for around an inch for areas near the Ohio River and 2 to 4 inches for areas north of the river.

Forecasters said to expect precipitation to start as rain Saturday afternoon. It will then transition into snow as temperatures drop overnight. Snow will continue to be in the forecast through Monday. 

Snow is expected Saturday evening. The snow will mix with and then change to rain later Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Detailed Forecast

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. Calm wind. Friday night will be mostly clear, with a low around 23. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph after midnight.

Saturday: A chance of rain, mainly after 5 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 40. East wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Rain and snow, becoming all rain after 4 a.m. Low around 33. Southeast wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

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