Marion, Ohio – Marion and surrounding counties will be placed under a Winter Weather Advisory beginning at 1:00 am Thursday and continuing for twelve hours until 1:00 pm on Thursday as issued by the National Weather Services out of Cleveland and Wilmington. Here is an explanation as to why the Advisory has been issued.
Colder air will return from the north overnight dropping temperatures to near or just below freezing. Temperatures aloft 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. Light rain will continue to move into the area this evening and overnight. As temperatures fall back towards freezing shortly after midnight, the rain will change to a mix of freezing rain and sleet along with a chance of snow. Total wet snow and sleet accumulations of up to an inch and ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected.
Here is how we can plan for the slippery conditions. Plan on the possibility of slippery road conditions, especially on bridges and overpasses, including during the morning commute on Thursday. Be prepared for reduced visibility at times. During the morning commute, leave a little early and allow yourself some extra time to clear windows if needed.
Don’t forget for closings and delays, be sure to keep an eye on our website as we are always updating the information as soon as it becomes available to us. We are keeping you ahead of the storm and ready for anything.