The Ohio Department of Transportation is preparing for a potentially messy Wednesday, Feb. 20, for central Ohio commuters.

Accuweather is projecting 1-3 inches of snow overnight with wet and slippery roads and sidewalks.

ODOT sent a news release Feb. 19, saying the brunt of the expected snow is expected to hit overnight Tuesday into the morning Wednesday.

Plows will be busy overnight, but major progress won't be made until after the morning commute, the news release said.

Central Ohio: Plan ahead for a slow commute tomorrow AM. Even though crews will be out all night, drivers shouldn't expect bare pavement until the snow stops. More traffic on the roads means it's harder to get lanes cleared. Allow extra time to take it slow.#ODOTwinterpic.twitter.com/Mfk0hax8bi

— ODOT Columbus (@ODOT_Columbus)February 19, 2019

The day's weather is expected to improve.

Accuweather forecasters project an eventual high of 44 degrees, with temperatures climbing into the 50s by the weekend.

WEATHER ALERT

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory in effect from Wednesday, 12:00 AM EST until Wednesday, 12:00 PM EST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT

TONIGHT TO NOON EST WEDNESDAY... 

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations

of 2 to 4 inches are expected. Ice accumulations of a light glaze expected. 

* WHERE...Portions of East Central Indiana and Central, South

Central, Southwest and West Central Ohio.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to noon EST Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

Additional information can be found at www.weather.gov/iln as well as on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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