Strong winds and snow showers could cause problems

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Strong northwest winds will usher in cold air and lake effect snow showers Tuesday.

Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Jamie Jarosik says to expect overall snow accumulation to be light—generally an inch or less in most spots. But a few will experience actual snow squalls, with a very sudden drop in visibility, leading to near whiteout conditions. This will happen in narrow bands of brief, heavy snow that could produce 1 to 2 inches as they move through. And to go along with it, the winds will be gusting to 40mph at times, so blowing and drifting snow will also be a concern.

Snow squalls have been known to cause deadly interstate pile-ups because of the sudden change in road conditions and visibility. Drivers should remain aware that conditions could rapidly change to hazardous through the afternoon. Snowy or icy roads will be possible all day, with temperatures dropping into the low 20s. Wind chill values will be in the teens and single digits at times.

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Snow showers will taper off through the evening, and we expect dry conditions overnight. It will be quite cold, however, as we drop into the mid-teens. Additional snow showers will develop late Wednesday morning into the afternoon, but it looks to be mainly light snow with accumulation under an inch.

Below-normal temperatures continue through the end of the week.

Dayton, OH Extended Forecast

7 Day Forecast | Hourly Forecast

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Day:

Evening:


UV Index:

Humidity: %

Wind:

Moon Phase:

Sunrise:

Sunset:

Moonrise:

Moonset:

Tue
23
Rain/Snow
40%
40°
25°
Wed
24
Mostly Cloudy
20%
34°
23°
Thu
25
Partly Cloudy
0%
42°
30°
Fri
26
Mostly Sunny
0%
51°
40°
Sat
27
Light Rain
50%
52°
36°
Sun
28
Mostly Cloudy
20%
42°
27°
Mon
29
Partly Cloudy
0%
37°
26°

7 Day Forecast | Hourly Forecast

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Wind:

Humidity: %

Dewpoint: °

Wed
3a
10%
29°
Wed
4a
10%
28°
Wed
5a
10%
27°
Wed
6a
10%
26°
Wed
7a
10%
25°
Wed
8a
10%
26°
Wed
9a
10%
28°
Wed
10a
20%
29°
Wed
11a
10%
31°
Wed
12p
20%
31°
Wed
1p
10%
31°
Wed
2p
10%
33°
Wed
3p
0%
33°
Wed
4p
0%
34°
Wed
5p
0%
34°
Wed
6p
0%
32°
Wed
7p
0%
30°
Wed
8p
0%
29°
Wed
9p
10%
28°
Wed
10p
10%
27°
Wed
11p
10%
26°
Thu
12a
10%
26°
Thu
1a
10%
25°
Thu
2a
10%
25°
Thu
3a
10%
24°
Thu
4a
10%
24°
Thu
5a
10%
24°
Thu
6a
10%
24°
Thu
7a
10%
24°
Thu
8a
10%
24°
Thu
9a
0%
27°
Thu
10a
0%
30°
Thu
11a
0%
33°
Thu
12p
0%
36°
Thu
1p
0%
37°
Thu
2p
0%
39°
Thu
3p
0%
42°
Thu
4p
0%
42°
Thu
5p
0%
41°
Thu
6p
0%
39°
Thu
7p
0%
38°
Thu
8p
0%
37°
Thu
9p
0%
36°
Thu
10p
0%
36°
Thu
11p
10%
36°
Fri
12a
10%
35°
Fri
1a
10%
35°

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