Winter Weather Advisory in effect for most; wintry mix drops snow, sleet

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Wintry mix creating hazardous roads tonight

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Darke County is under a Level 1 Snow Emergency.  Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads also may be icy. Motorists are urged to drive with caution.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 10 a.m. Thursday for Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby and Wayne, Indiana, counties.

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  • Scattered light wintry mix overnight/morning commute
  • Light snow Thursday night into Friday
  • Sun returns on Sunday

DETAILED FORECAST

Overnight: There still may be a scattered light wintry mix, but nowhere near the Wednesday evening activity, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Dontae Jones said. Roads, sidewalks and cars are icy and snow-covered in some cases in areas near and north of Interstate 70, which saw prolonged periods of a wintry mix containing snow and freezing rain. Ice accumulation is possible in the areas included in the Winter Weather Advisory. Snow/sleet accumulations were projected between 1 and 2 inches in the far northwest (Auglaize, Darke and Mercer counties). Areas south and east of Dayton likely will see more rain as temperatures hold above freezing overnight.

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Thursday: A wintry mix will fall in the morning. A glaze of ice and light snow accumulation is possible. The most hazardous driving conditions from freezing rain likely will be along and north of I-70. Untreated roads will be especially prone to to icy conditions. Activity will taper off into the late morning for a brief break during the afternoon. It will be cloudy, cold and breezy with highs around 40 degrees. At night, light snow showers are expected to arrive.

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Friday: Some light snow showers are possible. Accumulation won't be much, but roads could be slick. Highs will be in the middle 30s, which is normal for this time of year.

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Saturday: Skies will be cloudy with some flurries possible and highs in the middle 30s.

Sunday: Some dry time ends the weekend with a mix of sun and clouds with highs around 40 degrees. Clouds will increase at night with a few rain or snow showers.

Monday: Scattered rain showers are possible, with highs in the low 40s.

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