Snow covered roads

Snow is part of the forecast this weekend in north central Ohio. (Richland Source file photo)

A dense fog has cleared north central Ohio. As you look up, you may see snow clouds on the horizon.

According to the National Weather Service office in Cleveland, snow will spread across the area Friday night into Saturday, ahead of a warm front that will lift north across north central Ohio.

The NWS has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the weekend, an area that includes Richland, Ashland, Knox and Crawford counties.

Widespread light snow of 1 to 3 inches can be expected. before transitioning to rain. A light wintry mix may occur during the transition.

Windy conditions will follow on Saturday night as a cold front sweeps east across the area.

Still. it remains a remarkably mild January around the area.

We have a chance of showers tonight before 2 a.m. and then a slight chance of rain and snow showers after that. The low will be around 20 with a breezy west wind of 14 to 21 mph. Little or snow accumulation is expected.

It will be mostly cloudy Thursday and Thursday night with a high near 32 and a low around 20.

Mostly cloudy skies are expected Friday with a high near 30. Snow is expected to begin Friday night after 1 a.m. with a low around 28. One to three inches of the white stuff is expected.

Saturday, expect a rain/snow mix with some freezing rain before 8 a.m. and rain after 9 a.m. The high will be about 44.

Rain and snow showers are expected Saturday night before 9 p.m. and then show showers after that.

Sunday, the NWS is calling for cloudy skies and a high near 24.

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