UPDATE

The time has been extended to be from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 8, 2018 instead of the reported 4 a.m. to 2 p.m. as reported below.

MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio – Meigs County and the surrounding areas will see some potential hazardous winter weather through to Monday, Jan. 3, 2018.

According to the National Weather Service, Meigs County in under a Winter Weather Advisory from 4 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 8. A mixed precipitation is expected in the area. Temperatures will drop with rain turning to ice. Ice will result in difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Monday. The NWS is predicting total snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch.

Icy road conditions are likely even after air temperatures rise above freezing on Monday due to the below freezing road surfaces. Motorists can expect slick spots into Monday afternoon, especially on roads left untreated.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Motorists should be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility’s, and use caution while driving.

The NWS weather forecast is for a mostly cloudy Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 afternoon with a high near 32. During the night there is a chance of snow and freezing rain, mainly after 5 a.m. on Jan. 8 with a low around 25. Rain, snow, freezing rain and sleet are expected before noon, then rain likely possibly mixed with snow between noon and 2 p.m., with rain likely after 2 p.m. The sleet could be heavy at times. The high will be 38 with Southwest winds 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New accumulations of less than .1 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible. Into Monday night, there is a chance of drizzle, mainly before 10 p.m. with a low around 30 and South wind around 6 mph.

Areas effected in the Winter Weather Advisory in addition to Meigs County include the Ohio counties of Athens, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Perry, Morgan, Vinton, Washington. The advisory also includes Kentucky counties of Greenup, Carter, Boyd and Lawrence.