Jan 5, 2022 - News

Snow, chilly temperatures headed to central Ohio

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Brace yourselves, Columbus. Snow and bitter temperatures, hallmarks of an Ohio winter, will soon be back again.

What's happening: We'll likely see our first snow accumulation Thursday afternoon and evening, up to about an inch.

  • Through Friday, low temperatures will dip into the teens with wind chills in single digits.

Pro tip: Thursday's snow likely won't be serious in Ohio, National Weather Service meteorologist Andy Hatzos tells Axios. But it's a good time to stock winter safety items in your car in case you're ever stranded, like hundreds of drivers in D.C. earlier this week.

  • Some recommendations: blankets, extra clothing, a flashlight, food, drinks, an ice scraper, a snow brush, a first aid kit, a portable cell phone charger and jumper cables.

What we're watching: Ohio is expected to log above-average precipitation in the months ahead. As long as it stays cold, expect more snow.

  • December precipitation, mostly rain, was about an inch above normal in Columbus, Hatzos says.
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