Southern Stark County could get up to four inches, while the rest of us could get two.

Welcome to the first day of Spring — and the accompanying Winter Weather Advisory.

The National Weather Service has issued the advisory for most of Ohio from Stark County south to the state line, even though spring officially begins at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The advisory calls for up to 4 inches of snow south of U.S. Route 30 between 8 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. Wednesday. The highway runs east to west through the middle of Stark County.

The weather service forecast called for up to 2 inches of snow for Stark County north of U.S. 30.

Stark County's forecast also includes rain, expected to start "mainly after 2 p.m." Tuesday, the weather service forecast showed. Rain is expected to turn to snow after 9 p.m. with 1 to 2 inches of snow. The chance of snow overnight was listed at 60 percent.

Plain Township trustees have issued a snow-related parking ban effective from noon Tuesday until noon Wednesday.

But the snow won't stick around long.

The temperature is expected to reach 36 degrees on Wednesday when there is an additional 30 percent chance of an additional accumulation of "less than one inch possible," according to the weather service. Partly sunny skies Thursday become sunny skies on Friday when expected highs are in the upper 30s.

Next week, temperatures are expected to reach into the 40s, the forecast shows.

At 8:30 a.m., the Akron-Canton Airport was reporting the temperature at 31 degrees under overcast skies and winds out of the northeast at 14 mph gusting to 25 mph. The windchill reading was 21 degrees.

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