The National Weather Service in Cleveland issued a winter weather advisory for possible snow and freezing rain from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday for almost all counties in Northeast Ohio.
All counties except for Lake and the shoreline of Ashtabula can expect a slippery, likely slow, Thursday morning commute. According to the advisory, light rain will change to snow overnight as temperatures drop below freezing. The snow could mix in with sleet and freezing rain at times in the morning, creating a glaze of ice and accumulation up to 2 inches of wet snow — although most areas will see less than that.
The weather service urges to be careful on the roads, especially on bridges and overpasses. Snow could also reduce visibility at times.
Read more from the advisory:
Colder air will return from the north overnight dropping temperatures to near or just below freezing. Temperatures higher in the atmosphere, however, may remain above freezing, especially along and south of a line from Marion to Medina to Warren where mainly freezing rain is expected to develop. Further to the north, mainly snow is expected although a wintry mix also will be possible at times.