COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio drivers could be facing treacherous road conditions with a wintry storm forecast for much of the state.
Forecasters say the storm will hit most of southwest and central Ohio with 3 to 6 inches of snow by Friday evening. A sharp drop in Thursday's unseasonably warm temperatures is expected to bring a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow for Friday morning drivers in many areas.
Crews were activated for treating roads before Friday's commute. Officials in Cincinnati and Columbus said Thursday that crews were going out before midnight.
The Ohio AAA auto club expects thousands of calls for help from stranded drivers.
Some areas of the state that began Thursday with temperatures in the 60s are expected to see temperatures plunge into teens for the weekend.