Winter weather advisory issued for Friday morning

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The National Weather Service in both Pittsburgh and Cleveland have issued a winter weather advisory in the Carroll, Columbiana and Stark counties starting around 5 a.m. Friday and continuing most of the day.

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh issued the advisory for Carroll and Columbiana counties to be in effect from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22.

The NWS is warning residents that the freezing rain, which is expected to begin 5-7 a..m., will cause travel difficulties. The freezing rain will continue most of the day, ending 3-6 p.m., and leaving an accumulation of around a tenth of an inch of ice. Travel conditions may be harzardous due to ice-covered roads. Winds will be east 5-10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

The NWS in Cleveland issued the advisory for Stark County to be in effect 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. Some locations could have up to an inch of snow and sleet with about a tenth of an inch of ice possible.

Temperatures will begin in the 20s and warm up to the mid-30s in the afternoon changing the freezing rain to rain by early afternoon. Winds will be southeast 10-15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

Snow and ice accumulations can make roads slick and requiring lower speeds and greater distances between vehicles while driving. Visibility may be under a mile because of snow at times.

A low pressure system that will move up through the western great lakes tonight (Thursday) and Friday will spread a mix bag of precipitation into Northwest Ohio after midnight and Northeast Ohio and Northwest Pennsylvania around or after daybreak. Since the low is moving west of the area, temperatures will moderate by late Friday morning or early Friday afternoon and any precipitation left will change over to rain. However, some freezing rain may occur and a glaze is possible.

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