TOLEDO, Ohio — Soak up the sunshine on Sunday because the first significant winter storm of the season will roll in on Monday!
First Alert Days remain in effect on Monday and Tuesday due to the threats of wintry weather.
As a low-pressure storm system moves into the Ohio Valley on Monday morning, rain will fall across the viewing area.
A few wet snowflakes will mix in, but don’t expect to wake up to a blanket of snow on Monday.
As temperatures fall Monday afternoon, snow will begin to fall and accumulate.
Snow could come down heavily at times, reducing visibility and sticking rapidly.
Snow will continue overnight as temperatures tumble to the mid-20s.
You will wake up to snow on the ground Tuesday morning.
Snow showers will taper off by Tuesday afternoon.
The First Alert weather team expects snowfall totals around 2-4” for Toledo, with greater amounts possible to the southeast from Findlay to Tiffin and Norwalk and lesser amounts to the northwest.
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WEEK AT A GLANCE
- Sunday: Increasing clouds, mild. Highs near 50.
- FIRST ALERT DAY Monday: Rain and snow may change to all snow, windy. Highs near 40.
- FIRST ALERT DAY Tuesday: Windy and cold, snow showers likely. Highs in the 30s.
- Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s.
WINTER STORM TIMING:
Keep in mind the track of the storm can and will change, but this is what the latest data is showing.
Monday afternoon is when snow will really start coming down.
This storm system is complex, with the timing of two waves of energy in the jet stream. One wave over the Pacific coast that arrives in the US in the next 24 hours and a second wave of energy almost 5,000 miles away off the coast of Japan. The second wave of energy will arrive early Saturday morning.
By the end of the weekend, these two pieces of energy merge, potentially forming a significant storm. Details will become clearer into the weekend of the potential impacts.