Putnam and Seneca counties have declared Level 2 roadway advisories today as blowing and drifting snow plugs up area roads.
Level 2 means “roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.”
Hancock and Wyandot counties have issued a Level 1 weather alert. That says, “Roadways are hazardous, drive with extreme caution.”
A National Weather Service winter weather advisory continues until 10 p.m. today.
The weather service predicted 1-3 inches of snow would fall overnight on area counties, and another 1-2 inches of snow is possible today.
Blowing snow is expected to continue through the day, with a high near 20 degrees and wind chills as low as minus 6. Tonight’s low is expected to be about minus 2, with wind chills as low as minus 19. The blowing snow is expected to end tonight, the weather service said.
A snowy, windy Sunday is in the forecast, with a high near 27 degrees and a low of about 5.
The longer range outlook is no better. It predicts a low of -12 degrees on Monday night and -9 degrees on Tuesday night.