On the positive side, we will have a warmer ground than in days past to start with, so the icing may be delayed through the day Friday. The negative is once we get closer to sunset and temperatures continue to drop, that icing may become much more of an issue.
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Here is my other concern — even though snowfall amounts seem to be dropping on the latest models, even a few inches of wet snow onto tree limbs and/or power lines coated in ice could become another issue all together. Plus, ice underneath snow creates a unique challenge to road treatment.
Also, there are still a few high-resolution models that are sticking with the higher snowfall amounts (6+ inches), so I still don't think we can rule out higher amounts.
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But for now — I am thinking 2-4 inches is most likely, but that is on top of some ice. Combine that with gusty winds developing Friday night into Saturday and the impact of this storm will be just the same as a bigger snow event.
Bottom line - be ready for a typical Ohio winter storm.