The weather prognosticators have spoken. Richland County is going to have a white Christmas this year.
Unfortunately, it will be combined with a rather nasty change in temperature.
According to the National Weather Service office in Cleveland, Richland County can expect some snow beginning in the late morning to early afternoon. Some accumulation is likely, with about 1 to 4 inches the most likely outcome.
Some additional snow is possible Tuesday evening.
On Christmas Eve morning, a cold front will move across the county, followed by much cooler air on Christmas Eve through Saturday. Because it will be accompanied by gusty winds, this can include single digit temperatures on Christmas Day itself.