While we hope that April showers will eventually bring May flowers, this weekend is going to feel more like winter.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS) post in Wilmington (which covers the greater Cincinnati area), Cincinnatians are likely to see rain with a possibility of thunderstorms and small hail after 4 p.m. on Friday. There is also a chance for graupel (soft hail that collects like snow) to develop on Friday evening as well.
[5:25 AM] Today... well... today is not going to be a nice day to be outside. Numerous showers, with a few rumbles of thunder, small hail and/or graupel are expected throughout the day today. Don't worry though, the snow will hold off until later tonight. pic.twitter.com/eabALwsmiP— NWS Wilmington OH (@NWSILN) April 8, 2022
But don’t you worry, your Friday afternoon won't be totally ruined, as snow isn't expected to develop until around 2 a.m. on Saturday morning.
The NWS has forecasted a cold and wet Saturday as well, with chances of snow until 11 a.m. After 11 a.m., the precipitation is expected to turn to rain. With a low of 33 degrees, the snow is not expected to accumulate. Scattered rain showers will continue throughout the day until around 9 p.m., when things should finally dry up.
Sunday should feel a bit more spring-like with plenty of sunshine and a high close to 62 degrees.
Let's hope this is our last round of shitty spring weather (though we all secretly love to grumble about the unpredictability of Ohio's weather).
Find the full forecast from the NWS here.
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