CLEVELAND — UPDATE | The Winter Weather Advisory that impacted most of Northeast Ohio has expired as of 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. There is, however, some accumulating snow expected to hit Northeast Ohio from Thursday night through Friday. See that forecast HERE.
ORIGINAL COVERAGE BELOW:
Although the groundhog predicted an early spring, Mother Nature is reminding us we’re still in the depths of winter.
We’re in store for a messy mix of wintry precipitation, which is why the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory throughout Northern Ohio from 6 p.m. Wednesday until 10 a.m. Thursday.
While the bulk of the overnight icy weather has moved out of Northeast Ohio, there is still scattered freezing rain in parts of the 3News viewing area.
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“It’s going to be scattered, but even pockets of ice could seriously be something that slows us down," said 3News meteorologist Hollie Strano. 'It’s real spotty. Everything that I’m seeing, most of what’s going to be concerning is travel more into tonight.”
As of 3:45 a.m. Thursday, ODOT said they had 700 crews working statewide to clear the snow and ice.
If you parked your car outside overnight, here's what you're waking up to:
ODOT announced ahead of the storm Wednesday afternoon they would be deploying 313 snow plow drivers to treat the roadways throughout 17 counties in Northeast Ohio for the duration of the weather event.
"With a rain-snow mix possible overnight, crews will pay special attention to the ramps, bridges and overpasses as those areas tend to freeze quickly and could become slick."
Currently, ODOT said it has 187,000 tons of salt.
Up next... We're tracking a bit of accumulating snow for Friday.
The good news? We’re expecting to warm into the 40s again by early next week.
Here’s a breakdown of all the counties currently under the Winter Weather Advisory:
6 P.M. to 10 A.M.
7 P.M. to 7 A.M.