The current snowy weather pattern in north central Ohio is like a bad relative visiting over the holidays.

It just doesn’t know when to leave.

The National Weather Service office in Cleveland has issued a hazardous weather outlook today for an area that includes Richland, Ashland, Crawford and Knox counties.

The forecast comes after Mother Nature dropped three to four inches of snow on the region Sunday, delaying and/or closing many area school districts.

Snow will arrive across northwest Ohio later Monday morning and move east across this area into the late afternoon and early evening. It may make evening commutes more challenging today.

Widespread snow accumulations of 2 to 3 inches are expected. Snow may impact the evening commute, especially across northeast Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania.

When the snow finally stops, cold temperatures will come through behind it. Sub-zero wind chill values are likely Tuesday night through Thursday morning.

The good news is that if we can get through the next couple of days, it appears things will improve, though cold temperatures are going to stick around.

It will be mostly sunny Wednesday with the high topping out around 14 and the overnight low reaching around 0.

The NWS is calling for partly sunny skies Thursday with a high near 26. It will be cloudy Thursday night with a low around 16 and a 30-percent chance of snow showers.

No snow is in the forecast for the weekend with the highs in the low 20s and the lows in single digits.

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