Sure, the calendar says it’s spring, and the kids are home from school on spring break, and Easter is less than a week away.

But the Mid-Ohio Valley is the path of a major winter storm today and Tuesday, so brace yourself and remember it could be worse.

Here’s the forecast from the National Weather Service:

  • Today, rain and snow showers. High 37. Low 28. Total snow accumulation of 2 1/2 inches possible.
  • Tuesday, cloudy with rain and snow showers. High 35. Low 24. Less than an inch of precipitation.

The weather is part of winter storm moving across the Midwest bringing heavy snow and high winds to many areas on Sunday. It was expected to dump as much as four to 10 inches in southwest Ohio by this morning.

Some snow and rain were reported around the state during the day Sunday including the Mid-Ohio Valley. Myron Padgett, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Wilmington office, said a winter storm warning was in effect for parts of Ohio Sunday night with heavier snow amounts and temperatures in the low to mid 30s predicted. Padgett said west central and southwest Ohio could see four to 10 inches.

Padgett said hazardous travel conditions were expected due to reduced visibilities. He cautioned that motorists should allow extra travel time and “slow down.”