Light snow today, brutal cold through end of week

Credit: Marshall Gorby

Credit: Marshall Gorby

December did not bring much in the way of traditional Ohio winter weather, but the area will see a taste of that today and Friday, according to meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Trace snowfall fell today in Dayton, and snow of 0.6 inch was recorded for Cincinnati. The high temperature was only 20 in Dayton and 23 in Cincinnati.

Temperatures are expected to drop to an overnight low around 10 degrees with subzero wind chill values, the NWS said.

Friday should be mostly sunny with a high near 22 degrees. Skies stay mostly clear Friday night, which will have an overnight low around 10 and wind chill values as low as zero.

A rebound is predicted for Saturday, when it should reach around 40 degrees under sunny skies.

Rain is expected to move in, mainly after 10 p.m. and into the overnight hours. The low will be around 36 degrees.

The rain will continue mainly before 7 a.m. Sunday, which otherwise will be cloudy and warmer with a high near 42 degrees.

The cold returns later Sunday, which will have an overnight low around 15 degrees.

Monday starts off the new workweek with a high near 25 degrees under mostly sunny skies.

Temperatures stay below freezing before a midweek warmup into the 40s.

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