Snow day for most as major winter blast approaches

Brayden enjoys the snow, and presumably another snow day. / Pat (ushare24)

Hundreds of schools across northwest Ohio are keeping students away from class Tuesday after the first round of winter weather made its way through the area.

A blizzard warning remains in effect through Wednesday evening for counties in southeast Michigan and west of I-75 in northwest Ohio. In all other counties in the area, a winter storm warning is in place until Wednesday evening.

One area of low pressure moved through Monday night, giving the area between two to four inches of snow. Another system is expected to come in from the southwest late in the day Tuesday and lasting through much of Wednesday. This area of low pressure will be much stronger compared to Monday night.

Blizzard conditions will develop Tuesday night and into Wednesday along with some major icing, especially south of Toledo, according to Meteorologist Michael Schlesinger. Precipitation amounts overnight will add another six to ten inches of snow on top of what is already on the ground. There is the possibility we may see over a quarter of an inch of ice as well.

Snow totals may easily exceed a foot, especially across southeastern Michigan.

Nearly all school districts in northwest Ohio have closed Tuesday, bringing many public districts to their three calamity day limit for the year. Toledo Public Schools took their declared their second snow day of the year.

Look for the latest weather developments, event cancellations, and snow emergencies on our website throughout the day.

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