Single-digit temperatures possible Thursday

By William K. Alcorn


The overnight weather was expected to be a nasty mix of snow, sleet and rain leading to a freezing-rain advisory for Columbiana County and a winter weather advisory for Trumbull County and western Pennsylvania early today.

A winter weather advisory means 4 inches of snow within a 24-hour period, although weather experts say most areas will be shy of that criteria.

Despite snow-covered and slippery and then slushy roads as temperatures rose Sunday, area police departments reported no vehicle pileups and relatively few fender-benders and slide-offs. No serious injuries were reported.

Some snow flurries were expected this morning with temperatures rising to the mid-30s before falling gradually to the lower 20s into Tuesday, said Candace Monacelli, meteorologist for 21 WFMJ-TV, The Vindicator’s broadcast partner.

Frigid temperatures are predicted for Wednesday and Thursday, falling to highs in the upper 20s Wednesday and highs in the mid-teens Thursday with single-digit lows. Wednesday night into Thursday has the potential to be the coldest for the day since 2008 with the wind-chill possibly below zero, Monacelli said.

Both days are expected to be partly sunny, she said.

Temperatures are expected to bounce back Saturday and Sunday with highs in the upper 30s and lows in the high 20s with a chance of rain and snow and wind, Monacelli said.