Sorry, Cincinnati, but the beautiful weather we had over the weekend was just a tease.
After finally walking the Cincinnati streets without a damn parka on Saturday and Sunday, locals will have to pull their warm gear back out this week when winter weather returns.
On Monday morning, the National Weather Service in Wilmington predicted that Cincinnati will see more rain and ice soon. Despite predicted temperatures in the 60s for Monday and Tuesday, rain will move into the area Monday night, the NWS says.
The NWS also has issued a flood watch through Tuesday night for Cincinnati as well as areas south and east of the city. In a forecast discussion, meteorologists say that the upcoming rain combined with already-saturated ground from previous precipitation rounds presents a concern.
Temperatures will drop into the 30s or 40s on Wednesday, meteorologists predict, with more precipitation that night and a possible mix of ice, sleet or snow on Thursday morning. Significant precipitation — likely freezing rain or sleet — will occur again Thursday afternoon or evening, they say.
A flood watch has been issued for most locations near and southeast of Interstate 71 for tonight through Tuesday night. pic.twitter.com/UqjR4mbl8Q— NWS Wilmington OH (@NWSILN) February 21, 2022
Greater Cincinnati's last big bout of icy precipitation happened Feb. 2-4, when Winter Storm Landon dropped several inches of snow, many energy customers were without electricity and most of Cincinnati shut down to deal with icy conditions.
[9:00 AM] Well, here we go again. Expect steady, potentially heavy, rain to move back in tonight through the day on Tue, initiating renewed (areal/river) flooding concerns on already-saturated soils. Brief break Wed before significant wintry precip returns Wed night - Fri AM. pic.twitter.com/x5Qm0n2y3Q— NWS Wilmington OH (@NWSILN) February 21, 2022
Cincinnati residents can monitor main and neighborhood roads in real-time through the city's snow plow tracker. The tracker shows the time of the most recent treatment, and the data is searchable by time range, street name and neighborhood.
Residents can also call the Department of Public Services at 513-591-6000 to get street information or provide information about weather-related incidents on the roads.