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Lucas County and surrounding areas will be under a winter weather advisory from 9 p.m. tonight until 7 p.m. Saturday because of predicted snow.
Light snowfall is expected to start around 9 p.m., and will pick up after midnight, according to Martin Mullen, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Cleveland. The bulk of the snow is expected to come down before sunrise Saturday through mid-afternoon.
Between four to six inches are expected to fall across northern Ohio, he said.
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The advisory includes Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Sandusky, Hancock, and Seneca counties.
Tonight’s low temperature will be in the mid-20 degree Fahrenheit range, and Saturday’s high will be around 30 degrees.
The storm is moving in from the southern plains and tracking along the Ohio River. Much of Ohio will be covered with snow -- from Dayton to Columbus and Youngstown -- which could see from four to six or five to seven inches.
Snow also is expected in southern Michigan, though total accumulation is expected to be between two to four inches, Mr. Mullen said.