TOLEDO, Ohio — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the majority of the Ohio viewing area until 4 a.m. Thursday for heavy snow accumulation and colder air - along with gusts - arriving. 

The alert says additional snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches for the entire storm period are expected. Your WTOL First Alert meteorologists note that we'll see another 2 to 3 inches of snow for much of the viewing area by this afternoon and evening, with a total storm accumulation of 2 to 4 inches overall.  

Prepare for winds gusting as high as 35 mph during the storm and plan for slippery road conditions into the evening commute due to blowing and drifting snow. 

The advisory is for Erie, Hancock, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Wood and Wyandot counties. 

The advisory says heavy snow for northwest Ohio is predicted to become heavy lake effect for northeast Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania, as low pressure will move from the Ohio River Valley toward southwestern Pennsylvania by Wednesday evening. 

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