Winter Storm Approaching

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Associated Press
Atish Baidya

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Updated Fri, Dec 6, 2013 12:34 pm

UPDATE 12:32 p.m. Another round of winter weather will be moving through the region over the weekend.

Area schools are dismissing early Friday ahead of the winter weather.

Athens City Schools will dismiss two hours. The high school and middle school dismissed at 12:30 p.m. and the elementary schools will dismiss at 1:30 p.m., according to the Athens Messenger.

Nelsonville-York and Trimble Local Schools will dismiss early, too. The N-Y high school and middle school will dismiss early, at 12:25 p.m., and the elementary school will let out at 1:30 p.m.

Trimble's high school lets out at noon on Friday, its junior high at 12:15 p.m. and its preschool through 6th grade will dismiss at 1:15 p.m

Alexander Local schools will be dismissing at 1:15 p.m.

Much of the region is under either a winter weather advisory or storm warning until the early morning hours on Saturday.

For up to date watches and warnings from the National Weather Service, click here.

Rainy weather Thursday caused some flooding on area roads.  For a complete list of flooded roads, click here.


UPDATE 11:30 a.m. Alexander Local Schools will be dismissing early at 1:15 p.m.


UPDATE 10:21 a.m: Athens City Schools will dismiss two hours early Friday. The high school and middle school will dismiss at 12:30 p.m. and the elementary schools will dismiss at 1:30 p.m., according to the Athens Messenger.

Nelsonville-York and Trimble Local Schools will dismiss early, too. The N-Y high school and middle school will dismiss early, at 12:25 p.m., and the elementary school will let out at 1:30 p.m. 

Trimble's high school lets out at noon on Friday, its junior high at 12:15 p.m. and its preschool through 6th grade will dismiss at 1:15 p.m

Alexander Local is not dismissing early at this time.


Many Ohioans who began the day in unseasonable warmth can expect an icy blast of winter weather soon.

Temperatures in the 50s and 60s across much of the state were expected to plunge 30 to 40 degrees by the weekend. The National Weather Service says a cold front moving through will bring rain changing to a wintry mix overnight in most of Ohio, followed by significant snowfall later Friday in the southwest and central regions.

Forecaster Mike Kurz says the Interstate 70 and 71 corridors from Cincinnati through Columbus are likely to get the most snow. Most of the area is expected to get 1 to 7 inches of snow by Friday night, with much colder temperatures.

A tenth of an inch of ice or more is also possible for parts of the region.

Meanwhile, there are flood watches across southeast Ohio with rain and sleet expected.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for portions of the state.  Parts of southeast Ohio are also under a flood watch.  The various watches and warnings are in effect from 1 a.m. Friday through Saturday.

For up to dated watches and warnings from the National Weather Service, click here.

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