COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Snow emergencies were cautiously lifted around Ohio during a sunny Saturday, even as communities were bracing for more wintry weather ahead.
More than half a foot of snow was on the ground in parts of southwestern and central Ohio Saturday from Friday storms that dropped less than expected in some areas -- but still enough to snarl traffic and cause freeway-closing accidents. Up to 7 inches of snow fell in Harveysburg, Warren County and Oxford, Butler County, according to the National Weather Service. Five inches was reported in northwestern Cincinnati.
Meteorologist Mike Kurz said more snowy weather was expected for southern Ohio on Sunday morning starting around 4 a.m., and slippery road conditions were predicted in the northwest part of the state as well as in northern Indiana.
Kurz said snow should change to a wintry mix as temperatures rise Sunday afternoon, and meteorologists were predicting snow and ice could continue to affect the Monday morning commute in some areas.
Parts of southern Ohio could get 1 to 3 inches of additional snow Sunday, with lesser amounts likely in central Ohio.