DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Winter Weather advisories this afternoon are based on when temperatures will rise above freezing. A transition to rain will happen from south to north through the evening.
12:30 p.m. UPDATE: Sleet is falling in Moraine.
Several reports are coming in for sleet across Montgomery County. Surface reports are indicating freezing rain in Indianapolis and Cincinnati. The moisture will continue to move northeast into the Miami Valley through the afternoon.
Temperatures will play a role in the type of precipitation we see. At noon the radar is showing snow, but there is a warm and dry layer preventing the snow from reaching the ground.
The radar beam scans about 2500 feet above Dayton. The melting layer is just below this height. Right now Dayton is seeing a light fog in the area with sleet beginning to fall. As more moisture moves into our region we will see some sleet and freezing rain.
Temperatures will begin to warm above freezing in Dayton by 3 p.m. This will begin the transition to rain.
The Winter Weather Advisory is separated into times based on when each county will see temperatures above freezing. Temperatures will slowly warm through the night with a high of 40 on Tuesday.
MORNING FORECAST: The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Dayton until 3 p.m Monday.
Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Carly Smith said snow accumulation is forecasted to be less than an inch and ice accumulation will be around one-tenth of an inch or less. A warm front will bring temperatures above freezing into the afternoon with a transition to rain for the evening commute.
Slippery road conditions could impact the morning commute. Drivers should allow for extra time to travel between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m.
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