One word describes weekend weather — NASTY!

LIMA – A winter weather advisory has been issued for Northwest Ohio, with forecasts calling for up to 4 inches of snow, freezing rain and high winds during the upcoming weekend.

The advisory was issued by the National Weather Service office in Northern Indiana, which serves as the official weather forecasting agency for the Limaland area. It said the snow could fall across northern Ohio starting Friday night and extending into Saturday.

Most counties in the Limaland area are expected to receive 2 inches of snowfall or less. Lima is on the northern edge of that pattern, with greater snowfall amounts predicted in areas north of Allen County, which includes Putnam County.

The National Weather Service said travel could be hazardous Saturday morning but noted that the snow is expected to change to rain by Saturday afternoon. There is a moderate chance of some freezing rain during that changeover.

Westerly winds on Saturday are expected to reach 20-25 miles per hour, with gusts of up to 40 mph.

The Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office said snow could begin to fall Friday night at approximately 8 p.m. and will continue throughout the morning. Ice accumulations of a tenth of an inch are likely, the statement said.

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