I hate to be the shoveler of bad news, but more snow could be on its way.

Just as we chisel and dig our way out from the winter storm that brought everything from rain to freezing rain to sleet to snow to Akron on Friday into Saturday morning, the National Weather Service says an Alberta clipper will whisk its way across the region on Monday.

There are no estimates just yet as to how much snow will fall from the second storm but those in charge of predicting such things from the National Weather Service to AccuWeather say it will likely not be as memorable as its predecessor.

Schools, government agencies and many businesses across the region closed their doors in the morning long before the first ice pellet fell, but those who did stay open — like the University of Akron and the Akron Public Library — sent workers and patrons scurrying home by the afternoon.

City and state snowplows worked quickly to spread salt once the transition from rain to freezing rain began Friday afternoon.

And the transition from warm to cold didn’t take long.

The National Weather Service reports that it was 58 degrees at the Akron-Canton Airport shortly before 10 a.m. Friday.

Within an hour, the temperature dropped 21 degrees, and it just kept falling from there.

The high in Akron will struggle to reach the upper teens on Saturday with a wind chill as low as 2 degrees below zero.

With the transition to all snow Friday night, the weather service says as much as a half a foot of snow was expected to potentially be on the ground in some areas by Saturday morning.

But it was the freezing rain and ice that kept many residents outdoors Friday chiseling out cars that were left parked in the elements.

There were small pockets of power outages reported from Medina to Akron as the accumulating ice toppled some trees and snapped power lines.

The ice also left pedestrians and cars alike slipping and sliding. Numerous reports of collisions and vehicles sliding off roadways kept area police departments busy.

Jarrod T. Mochnick, 25, of Coraopolis, Pa., died after running off the eastbound lanes of the Ohio Turnpike in Boston Heights, almost striking the cement median, and then coming back onto the road and getting struck by a semi, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The Ohio Department of Transportation offered some reassuring words for motorists panicked about the winter storm.

“Worried about the snowpocalypse?” ODOT tweeted. “We got this.”

The Ohio Department of Transportation dispatched some 20 trucks to salt and plow highways and interstates in and around Summit County.

And it was not a day of rest for Akron’s road department as every truck and employee that were up and running hit the streets to work to keep them passable.

The weather also caused numerous cancellations of events.

The Flannel Fest benefit for the Art Bomb Brigade scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday was postponed to Feb. 9 at the Rialto Theater in Cleveland.

Comedian John Mulaney’s two sold-out shows at Playhouse Square on Friday night were called off.

The comedian quipped on Twitter that “CLEVELAND IS CANCELLED.”

“Planes can’t take off or go anywhere near you today,” he tweeted. “Never cancelled a show before. Im truly so sorry & we will reschedule it asap. Be safe Cleveland! JM.”

Dozens of flights in and out of Cleveland Hopkins Airport were either delayed or canceled Friday.

Those lucky enough to fly out of Akron-Canton Airport saw little, if any, problems with their flights.

A large number of cities including Green and Stow issued snow parking bans asking residents to not park their cars along the curbs so plows could clear away the snow and spread salt to melt the ice.

Another popular event taken down by the weather was the 31st annual Bill Dies Memorial Wrestling Tournament set for Friday and Saturday at Firestone Community Learning Center.

The tournament started in 1984 as the 16-team Summit County Invitational and has grown over the years to a 48-team event.

Singer Nick Costa was to have performed at the Hard Rock Rocksino Friday night, but his appearance has been pushed back to March 10, when hopefully the last of the winter snow is a distant memory.

The Beacon Journal staff contributed to this report. Craig Webb can be reached at cwebb@thebeaconjournal.com or 330-996-3547.