Snow closes schools, covers roads

Published 10:10 am Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A couple inches of snow overnight created a winter wonderland this morning and an extra day off from school for area school students.

One to two inches of snow fell overnight, thanks to a little help from Lake Michigan, National Weather Service Meteorologist Alan Rezek said.

“In your specific area the source of the snow is from Lake Michigan,” Rezek said. “The winds are set up in such a way that they’re coming from Lake Michigan and bringing the snow.”

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Rezek said this pattern may continue for the next several days and, yes, we may continue to get an inch or two of snow every couple of days because of it.

The snow closed all Lawrence County public and private schools today with the exception of Ironton City and Catholic schools, which were on two-hour delay.

The forecast calls for continued snow showers today with a total snow accumulation of 1-3 inches and temperatures in the mid 20s. The chance of snow is 70 percent.

Tonight, the forecast calls for a 50 percent chance of snow showers with temperatures hovering near 20 degrees.

Wednesday, the forecast calls for cloudy skies with a 20 percent chance of snow showers and temperatures in the upper 20s.

On Thursday, expect cloudy skies and a 70 percent chance of continued snow showers mainly in the afternoon.

Light snow accumulation is possible. Highs temperatures will be in the upper 20s. Friday the forecast calls for cloudy skies and temperatrures in the mid 20s.