Periods of sleet, freezing rain and snow will come down overnight leading to hard travel conditions for the Wednesday morning rush.
MA residents can expect a blast of snow and rain Wednesday as a winter storm moves into the state, bringing up to 10 inches of snow in some areas. Many Northeast Ohioans could see an additional 1 to 2 inches by Friday morning, but we'll have to get through Wednesday to get a better feel of what to expect for snow the rest of Friday.
Highs tomorrow only top out near 30. You should plan on hard travel conditions, including the evening commute on Thursday. Expect travel delays for both the Wednesday morning and Wednesday evening commute.
"Rain and freezing rain will end from west to east across the state between 9 p.m. and midnight as the storm slips out to sea to the east of New England", said Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest. It could be cold enough for another round of freezing rain Saturday through Monday morning.
At this time, Ohio County is right on the line for mostly rain and a wintry mix, including freezing rain.
Read the full Winter Weather Advisory statement on the National Weather Service website. NWS and AccuWeather both forecast 4 to 6 inches of snow for the State College area with the possibility of about one-tenth of an inch of ice. By this afternoon precipitation will clear out and highs will rise into the mid-30s, but then snow returns once again during the evening and overnight hours.
In the worst storms this season, MassDOT's Highway Division would be able to utilize up to 700 personnel to perform snow and ice removal operations on more than 15,000 lanes miles of roadway throughout the Commonwealth.