The Butler County Emergency Management office just concluded a conference call with the National Weather Service. The bad news is, winter is still looming. However, the good news, at least for Butler County, the brunt of the weather system has shifted a little farther north.
Current thinking by forecasters is the northern one-quarter (1/4) of the county will see thunderstorms Saturday morning, before transitioning to a mixed bag of precipitation and then over to all snow by Saturday night. This will result in this area receiving 2” – 5” of snow.
The southern three-quarters (¾) of our county will see rain/mixed precipitation until late Saturday night/early Sunday morning when it will then transition to all snow. A Trace to 2” is forecast for this area. Overall rainfall amounts are only expected in the ¼” range.
Winds behind the storm will be sustained at 15 to 20 mph and gusting to 30 mph. A quick glance at temperatures shows them topping out at 45 degrees today and then the mid to upper 30s for highs on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Overnight lows, however, will take a tumble. Tonight, temperatures will remain just above the freezing mark. Saturday night temperatures will drop into the upper 20s before falling into the upper teens for Sunday night and Monday night.