19 FIRST ALERT DAYS: Wintry mix Wednesday then snow Thursday to cause travel hazards

Published: Jan. 24, 2023 at 1:46 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 24, 2023 at 10:35 AM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for most of our viewing area for Wednesday.

Snow will overspread the area Wednesday morning before transitioning to a wintry mix, and then, eventually, all rain, by Wednesday afternoon.

The heaviest snow will fall on Wednesday morning.

Snowfall rates of up to one inch per hour will occur, creating snow-coated roads and reducing visibility across the area.

Give yourself plenty of time to get into work on Wednesday morning.

As it gets later, the snow will become a wintry mix, if not all rain in some spots, causing slushy conditions on the roadways.

Total snowfall accumulation will range from two to five inches, area-wide.

A light glaze of ice is also possible.

Colder air will wrap around this system Wednesday night, and the slush will change back to snow.

The lake effect snow machine will take over on Thursday.

Thursday morning’s commute will also be slick and snowy, especially in the Primary and Secondary Snow Belts.

It will be quite windy during this time, too.

Winds will pick up on Wednesday, gusting upwards of 30 mph.

Thursday will also be a cold and windy day.