CINCINNATI: A storm moving across the Midwest bringing heavy snow and high winds to many areas on Sunday was expected to dump as much as four to 10 inches in parts of Ohio by this morning.
Some snow and rain were reported around the state during the day Sunday. But Myron Padgett, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Wilmington office, says there was no significant accumulation from the first round of snow.
A winter storm warning was in effect for parts of Ohio Sunday night with heavier snow and temperatures in the low to mid 30s predicted.
Padgett said west central and southwest Ohio could see four to 10 inches, with about one to four inches expected in far northern Ohio.
Snow continuing into the morning hours was expected to create problems for commuters. Padgett said hazardous travel conditions were expected due to reduced visibilities.
He cautioned that motorists should allow extra travel time and “slow down.”
“Winds will cause some drifting and blowing snow,” Padgett said. “But most of the snow should be tapering off during the day Monday.”
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the Akron-Canton area through noon today. About 1 to 3 inches of snow was expected before tapering into light snow showers.
The center of the low pressure area was forecast to move across Ohio and Kentucky as it makes its way to the eastern United States.