The weather relented slightly Wednesday but local students still enjoyed a two-hour delay.
Students from Delaware City Schools, Olentangy Local Schools, Buckeye Valley Local Schools and Big Walnut Local Schools were on a two-hour delay and the Delaware Area Career was on a one-hour delay due to the wind chill factor and poor road conditions.
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office also lifted the Level 1 snow advisory Wednesday at 10:46 a.m. after putting it into effect because of poor road conditions Tuesday at noon. The sheriff’s office reported that while there were still icy patches throughout the county, the slightly warmer temperatures should help deal with the ice.
It was forecast to snow Wednesday afternoon until 8 p.m. but The National Weather Service said the new snow accumulation would be less than half an inch.
The National Weather Service reported temperatures topped out at 18 degrees Tuesday and bottomed out at 17 degrees with a wind chill of 5 degrees.
Temperatures will be improving Thursday with a high of 39 degrees and a low of 33. The National Weather Service also reports a 10 percent chance of freezing drizzle Thursday morning before noon and then a patchy drizzle between noon and 2 p.m. Thursday evening is forecast to be partly cloudy.
However, precipitation is expected to return to Delaware County on Friday with an 80 percent chance of rain in the afternoon and a chance of snow in the evening.
Temperatures Friday are forecast to be a high of 44 degrees and a low of 32 degrees.
Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG