Richland Countians have a variety of opinions about the white stuff that falls from the sky each winter.
Whatever your own personal view might be, it’s clearly time to get ready for snow, as this week’s weather forecast is calling for north central Ohio’s first snowfall — and accumulation — of the season.
On Sunday afternoon, the National Weather Service in Cleveland issued a Winter Weather Advisory for a wide area of Ohio, including for here in Richland County. A low pressure system will move northeast, creating the conditions for snow from west to east on Monday and Monday night.
The Advisory is in effect from 4:00 Monday afternoon to 9:00 PM on Tuesday.
Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are expected. Travel may be differently, with hazardous conditions — including strong winds — impacting morning and evening commutes.
Rain will transition to snow Monday afternoon into the evening hours. Gusty winds of up to 30 mph will be possible. Snow will diminish from west to east during Tuesday afternoon and evening.
The National Weather Service reminds you that the latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. Ohgo.com is also updated with the latest traffic conditions.
We will share any updates or revisions to this Advisory as they are issued.