Winter weather returning to the Mid- Ohio Valley

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va.(WTAP) Winter weather is on track to hit the Mid- Ohio Valley early Wednesday morning in the form of snow and ice.

WTAP Meteorologist Thomas Battle says that freezing rain will start impacting the MOV around 3 AM on Wednesday morning and produce about a tenth of an inch (0.1 in) to two tenths of an inch (0.2 in) of ice across our Ohio counties. Wood, Pleasants and Jackson counties in West Virginia could expect lesser amounts of ice. The wintry weather should begin transitioning to rain toward the end of the morning commute so drivers should exercise extra caution while driving and allow for possible delays.

The potential for power outages does exist with the higher amounts of ice forecasted to impact the area. But, most areas can expect slick spots on roads and overpasses or a light coating on trees.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our area in anticipation of this event. It will go into affect at 10 PM Tuesday night and will expire at 9 AM Wednesday morning. Snow accumulations around one inch will also impact the area.