Issued: 12:03 PM Jan. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service
..Strong Winter Storm System to Impact the Ohio Valley Today and Tonight... A strong storm system will push into the Ohio Valley today spreading precipitation across the area this morning. Rain is expected to begin early across southern Ohio and northern Kentucky with a wintery mix north of I-70. Early this evening temperatures will plummet as an arctic cold front sweeps through the area. There will be a transition from rain to snow this evening with very strong northwesterly winds for the overnight hours. Expect winds of 20 to 30 mph tonight with wind gusts up to 45 mph. Snow is expected to pickup in intensity with some locations observing near blizzard conditions this evening. Travel conditions will quickly deteriorate this evening, becoming hazardous. Flash freeze will be possible on some roads. Snow is expected to diminish late tonight. Wind chills will fall to the single digits below zero and above zero by Sunday morning. Try to avoid going outdoors overnight through early Sunday morning due to bitterly cold temperatures and hazardous road conditions.