Snow expected tonight; freeze warning issued

Rain and snow is in the forecast, with some sleet expected before it transitions to all snow after 1 a.m., according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 7 a.m. Wednesday for Champaign, Darke, Logan and Miami counties, where 2 to 4 inches of snow is expected that could lead to slippery road conditions and reduced visibility. For the rest of the region, nighttime snow accumulation of less than one inch is expected, and snowfall will end before daybreak, the NWS said.

A Freeze Warning is in effect from 3 to 10 a.m. Wednesday as overnight temperatures plunge to around 32 degrees. The cold will kill crops and other sensitive plants, as well as possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.

It will be cloudy through mid-morning Wednesday, then skies will gradually clear with highs reaching near 45 degrees.

Wednesday night there is a chance of showers before 8 p.m. Widespread frost is expected overnight, mainly after 4 a.m. Otherwise, it will be partly cloudy with a low below freezing around 30 degrees. New precipitation of less than one-tenth inch is possible.

Widespread frost is likely Thursday, mainly before 9 a.m. Otherwise, it will be mostly sunny, dry and much warmer with a high near 51 degrees. Thursday night will be mostly clear with a low around 34 degrees.

It will be warmer and mostly sunny for Friday with a high near 61 degrees. Overnight there is a chance of showers after 1 a.m. under mostly cloudy skies and low temperatures around 44 degrees.

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