Steady snowfall left about two inches of snow on the ground by late afternoon in most parts of the tri-county area. Forecasters said that as much as four inches of snow could blanket Mason, Gallia and Meigs counties by this morning.
The National Weather Service forecast for the tri-county area is calling for a chance of snow through Friday of this week with high temperatures only reaching the mid to upper 20s. According to the NWS Web site (noaa.gov), the high temperature for the week will come Wednesday when the mercury is expected to top out at 27 degrees.
Frigid temperatures will remain in the tri-county area through the weekend with Saturday’s high forecast at 25 and Sunday’s high only expected to hit 21 degrees.
Overnight lows this week are expected to be in the mid teens. Officials are cautioning residents to be aware that wind chill factors will drive temperatures lower.
Meteorologists from The Weather Channel (www.weather.com) have issued basically the same prediction for this week, except for Sunday, when the high is expected to reach 29 degrees. TWC’s 10-day forecast is calling for warmer temperatures next week with highs in the mid to upper 30s.
WSAZ-TV weather watchers are forecasting the same frigid temperatures all week, but their meteorologists parted ways with NWS and TWC for the weekend. WSAZ forecasters are calling for high temperatures to only reach the mid teens on Saturday and Sunday.
WOWK-TV meteorologists have offered the same prediction for the week, including the weekend, as The Weather Channel.
The eastern U.S. from New England to the deep South was gripped by record-low temperatures on Monday, and many areas experienced steady snowfall that’s expected to continue all week. In Burlington, Vt., more than 33 inches of snow fell over the weekend, breaking the old record of 30 inches set in 1969.
The rest of New England, upstate New York, western Pennsylvania and northern Ohio was covered with about a foot of snow from weekend storms with more snow expected. Snow and ice hit the mid-Atlantic states over the weekend and on Monday. Folks in the deep South could see snow this week, too.