Winter weather advisory from midnight to noon Thursday

Winter weather advisory from midnight to noon Thursday

The NWS has issued a for most of north-central and northern in from 1 10 p.m. Friday, citing potential snow and sleet accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of 1/10 to 2/10 of an inch. Outside of this area, 1 to 3 inches can be expected.

Colder air will spread across the area Friday.

Friday night: Wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet, changing to snow through evening.

The snow will be accumulating on already icy roads from overnight rains and sleet, coupled with strong northwesterly winds adding to the freezing threat.

That winter storm watch is in effect from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning for Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula, Medina, Summit, Portage, Trumbull, Richland, Ashland, Wayne and Stark counties.

In its latest forecast, the National Weather Service is calling from 2 to 5 inches. Any rain that falls before the cold front arrives may freeze on roads, leading to hazardous travel in this area. The ice that falls between the rain and snow will likely be our biggest danger.

Winter weather advisory from midnight to noon Thursday

The Weather Service forecasts quiet weather into the middle of next week, other than the low pressure that will bring an 80 percent chance for snow Sunday night, mainly after 9 p.m., and 50 percent Monday. Heavy snow is possible. Since temps are not expected to warm significantly above freezing this weekend, slick spots will still be possible Friday night, especially for bridges and overpasses and in rural areas.

Tonight, patchy blowing snow is expected between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., according to the weather service.

Stay with the 4WARN Weather team throughout the day as we track this winter storm. Cold weather settles in behind the snow with frigid Sunday temperatures in the mid-teens expected.

Our meteorologists say a change from rain to freezing rain will occur in northwest Arkansas around 6 p.m. this evening, with the onset of sleet following 2 to 3 hours later.

Saturday night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5. First, the temperature increases unusual highs for Western New York, and Thomas said "near record warmth" is being observed throughout the area. How much sleet, snow and ice you get will depend on where you are.

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