Weather Geek Report: What to expect with this weekend's ice storm


WEATHER GEEK REPORT UPDATE -- Freezing rain moving into Ohio after midnight tonight with a glaze of ice possible by Saturday morning.

A Freezing Rain Advisory has been issued for the Columbus area for 1/10th an inch of ice. The worst ice storm in years will down trees and power lines from Oklahoma to Missouri where up to one inch of ice is expected.

Ice accumulations here are minor in comparison. But even 1/10th inch of ice will make driving across very difficult this weekend.



A potentially dangerous ice storm is looking more and more likely this weekend. A large area of freezing rain and sleet will stretch from Texas to Ohio. Massive power outages can be expected across Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri.

Here's the timeline for Central Ohio: freezing rain will begin Friday night after midnight. The latest computer models show snow, sleet and freezing rain across Central and Southern Ohio into the day Saturday.

Up to 1/4 inch of ice buildup is expected by midday Saturday. Travel will become very dangerous as roads will be glazed with a thick layer of ice.

A second round of freezing rain and sleet is possible Saturday night into Sunday morning.

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