A blast from old man winter

Jan. 20—Tri-State receives light snowfall, first accumulation for season

The Tri-State did not receive anywhere near the amount of snow that was initially considered a possibility on Tuesday night.

Early models for the first round of the winter weather predicted as much as 9 inches of snowfall were possible.

But, as precipitation moved closer, local meteorologists backed off those estimates.

Ironton received about an inch of snow that morning and, though grass was still visible under it, there was still enough on the ground for families to enjoy sledding at Moulton's Field on Wednesday.

Numerous cancellations were announced on Wednesday, ranging from public meetings to schools to the Briggs Lawrence County Public Library, due to both the snowfall and the cold temperatures.

More snow was set to begin on Thursday night and into Friday morning.

The winter weather advisory from that snow expired this morning, but cold weather is set to continue this weekend, with the overnight low early Sunday expected to reach about 5 degrees, before warm-up begins and temperatures return to the mid-40s on Monday.

Highs through next week are expected to remain above the freezing point, with no further snow forecast.