CANTON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Winter Weather Advisories kick in starting at 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon for our area, as the rain changes over to snow.

A total of 3 to 6 inches is expected by Friday morning.

AccuWeather also warns of a rapid freeze up early Thursday night, making roads treacherous.

Also, Areas along Lake Erie from Cleveland to Buffalo are under Winter Storm Warnings for even more snow.