Round 1: Light snow totals for Ashtabula, Lake counties 

A trace of snow fell in Jefferson overnight Saturday and early Sunday, amounting to an icy mix on residents' windshields.

The first round of snowfall fell overnight Saturday to Sunday with very light totals over Ashtabula and Lake counties.

Kingsville Township and the Village of Jefferson reported a trace of snow, while Madison received almost a half-inch on the ground.

“A trace is an amount of precipitation, such as rain or snow, that is greater than zero, but too small to be measured,” said Raelene Campbell, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Cleveland. “Residents may have seen it on their windshields or grass, but it didn’t stay.”

Those people who don’t like snow will be treated to high temperatures around 52 degrees today, with rain expected around 4 p.m., she said.

The next chance of snow arrives Thursday, with a rain/mix forecasted for Ashtabula County, according to the NWS.

Snow forecast for northeastern Ohio is a sure sign winter is on its way.

Take heed and make these winter vehicle preparations from the American Automobile Association [AAA]:

• Battery: Clean any corrosion from battery posts and cable connections and wash all surfaces with battery terminal cleaner or a solution of baking soda and water. Have the battery checked to ensure it is strong enough to face cold weather.

•Tires: Examine tires for tread depth, uneven wearing, and cupping. Check tire pressures once a month when tires are cold.

• Fluids: System fluids such as engine coolant/antifreeze, transmission and brake fluid should be checked and changed at recommended intervals.

• Exhaust: Have your mechanic check the exhaust system for leaks and look for any holes in the trunk and floorboards.

• Wipers: Replace worn windshield-wiper blades. Use cold-weather windshield washer solvent and carry an ice-scraper.

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