Winter appears to be far from over as we in Northeast Ohio were brutally reminded this week.
One hopeful sign that perhaps the worst is behind us: the National Weather Service's Winter Weather Advisory expiration was moved up from 8 p.m. Wednesday to 4 p.m. and forecasters call for the snow to taper off by mid-afternoon.
But that doesn't mean the cold is going anywhere. The high temperature for Wednesday is only 27* and was already reached by noon. Factor in the wind chill and some areas could be hit with what feels like -2*, according to the National Weather Service.
Road conditions progressively got better throughout the morning commute Wednesday, but Brent Kovacs with ODOT tells the Ray Horner Morning Show that trucks will continue to treat the roadways overnight into early Thursday morning to prevent any freezing when temperatures continue to drop.
For those who may not have anywhere to go when the cold bites as it has this week, Haven of Rest Ministries reminds all residents that their doors are open. They have enacted "Code Zero" and are accomodating their facility at 175 E. Market Street.
(UPDATE 10:50 AM) The Winter Weather Advisory that was scheduled to be in effect through this afternoon has now been LIFTED for all of Northeast Ohio.
(UPDATE 6:55 AM) A Winter Weather Advisory is still in effect until 4 PM - the National Weather Service says the most snow will fall along the Ohio Turnpike.
The city of Akron has had 51 trucks out since midnight, but Akron Snow and Ice says they're mainly NOT plowing snow...the warmer temperatures are allowing salt to melt the snow.
Akron crews pre-treated interstates, expressways and hills during the day on Friday, and main roads starting at 8 PM.
The expressways and main roads are mostly wet and not snow covered this morning, just be careful.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH 341 AM EDT SAT APR 9 2016 .LOW PRESSURE OVER NORTHEAST OHIO WILL DRIFT EAST OF THE REGION TODAY PULLING IN MUCH COLDER FROM THE NORTH. SNOW WILL TAPPER ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH THE MORNING AS DRIER AIR FILLS IN BEHIND THE LOW. OHZ010>014-020>023-031>033-089-PAZ001>003-091545- /O.CON.KCLE.WW.Y.0006.000000T0000Z-160409T2000Z/ LORAIN-CUYAHOGA-LAKE-GEAUGA-ASHTABULA INLAND-MEDINA-SUMMIT- PORTAGE-TRUMBULL-WAYNE-STARK-MAHONING-ASHTABULA LAKESHORE- NORTHERN ERIE-SOUTHERN ERIE-CRAWFORD PA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LORAIN...CLEVELAND...MENTOR...CHARDON... JEFFERSON...MEDINA...AKRON...RAVENNA...WARREN...WOOSTER... CANTON...YOUNGSTOWN...ASHTABULA...ERIE...EDINBORO...MEADVILLE 341 AM EDT SAT APR 9 2016 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON... * ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW WITH LOCALLY HIGHER TOTALS POSSIBLE ACROSS HIGHER TERRAIN. THE GREATEST ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE OHIO TURNPIKE. * TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO THE AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR DURING THE MORNING. * IMPACTS...THE SNOW WILL MAKE DRIVING CONDITIONS DIFFICULT. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL IN THE ADVISORY AREA...USE CAUTION AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR TRAVEL. * WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. * TEMPERATURES...EXPECTED TO BE IN THE 20S TO NEAR 30. WIND CHILLS WILL DIP INTO THE TEENS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NORMALLY ISSUED FOR A VARIETY OF WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS SUCH AS LIGHT SNOW... BLOWING SNOW... SLEET... FREEZING RAIN AND WIND CHILLS. WHILE THE WEATHER WILL BE SIGNIFICANT... THE WORD ADVISORY IMPLIES THAT SEVERE WINTER WEATHER IS NOT ANTICIPATED. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES.
(Previous coverage) Despite a winter with not much snow, early April is bringing Northeast Ohio a taste of that season.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory through Saturday at 4 PM. About three to five inches are expected in the Akron/Canton area, with higher amounts near the Ohio Turnpike.
The city of Akron says it has been pre-treating roads, starting with expressways and hills and moving to the main roads.
It says that 51 Akron snow plow crews are hitting the roads at midnight.
There's a Winter Weather Advisory for the Akron/Canton area - starting at 7 PM tonight through 1 PM Tuesday.
The National Weather Service says the advisory is for "3-6 inches of widespread snow" by daybreak Tuesday, and snow is expected to start late this evening thru Tuesday morning.
The Winter Weather Advisory for the Akron/Canton area is in addition to previously issued advisories to the east.
If you are traveling to the Mahoning Valley, there's a Winter Storm Warning there, with 4-8 inches and as much as 10 inches forecast in some areas.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
310 PM EST MON FEB 15 2016
.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL TRACK ACROSS THE UPPER OHIO VALLEY
TONIGHT...THEN TRACK INTO NEW ENGLAND BY LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHARDON...AKRON...RAVENNA...WOOSTER...
310 PM EST MON FEB 15 2016
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
1 PM EST TUESDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CLEVELAND HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
EVENING TO 1 PM EST TUESDAY.
* ACCUMULATIONS...A WIDESPREAD 3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE
BY DAYBREAK TUESDAY.
* TIMING...SNOW WILL START LATE THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE INTO
* WINDS...SOUTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH BECOMING NORTH.
* TEMPERATURES...25 TO 30.
* MAIN IMPACT...SNOW COVERED ROADS AND WALKWAYS. REDUCED
THE SNOW WILL MAKE DRIVING CONDITIONS DIFFICULT. IF YOU MUST
TRAVEL IN THE ADVISORY AREA...USE CAUTION AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR
TRAVEL. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR