Wintry mix

MANSFIELD -- We hope you enjoyed the relatively sunny skies on Tuesday. We are likely headed back into the wintry soup on Wednesday night and into Thursday.

The National Weather Service office in Cleveland has issued a hazardous weather outlook for all of north central Ohio for the period, an area that includes Richland, Ashland, Knox and Crawford counties.

A low pressure system will move northeast across the Ohio Valley Wednesday night. It may produce moderate accumulating snow and possibly mixed precipitation across the area Wednesday night into Thursday.

Wednesday night should have a little something for everyone who hates winter weather.

Forecasters expect rain and snow before 9 p.m., then rain and sleet between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m., then freezing rain and sleet after 3 a.m.

The low will be around 31 with southeast winds of 6 to 9 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

On Thursday, snow and freezing rain are likely, becoming all snow after 9 a.m. It will be cloudy with a high near 33 and west winds of 7 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Little or no ice accumulation is expected, but up to an inch of new show is possible.

Thursday night brings a 50 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before midnight. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible.

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