Winter weather advisory in effect

National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the area.

The advisory is in effect 6 a.m.-7 p.m. today, according to the weather service.

Six officials gathered at Seneca County Emergency Operations Center to hear a weather briefing by National Weather Service Thursday afternoon.

The weather service predicted Thursday night that freezing rain and sleet would develop this morning, and the wintry mix would change to snow. It predicted 1-3 inches of snow and that temperatures would fall into the teens by tonight.

Also, it said some blowing and drifting snow would be likely, and north winds would increase to 15-20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

“Snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties,” the weather service’s website stated Thursday night. “Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.”