DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - The Miami Valley saw the first snowflakes fall from the sky Wednesday morning.
But, don't get the ski boots out of moth balls just yet. While it could be the first official snowfall of the year, Storm Team Chief Meteorologist Brian Davis says any measurable snow should be less than an inch.
"We're talking about wet snow, turning the grass white at best," said Davis. "Although, if you're under a quick squall, it could make roads temporarily slick in spots until it melts away."
Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Tara Hastings did some checking of climate data for you. She says while it is a little early for snow, it is not unheard of to see snowflakes in October.
She says the earliest measurable snowfall and by that we mean as little as a tenth of an inch was on October 18, 1989.
Any precipitation overnight will serve as a reminder about driving in wet and snowy roads.
The Kettering Police Department took its message about safe driving to its Facebook page.
Police say remember to give yourself extra time to make it where you are going and keep extra space between your car and the one ahead of you.
They say you should also make sure your wiper blades are in good condition, check the air pressure on your tires and check the tread.
Also, be sure to use your headlights every time you use windshield wipers.
And, of course, you can rely on 2 NEWS and Storm Team 2 to get you weather information quickly and accurately.
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Forget the slippery roads and inches of snow on the ground, it's the perfect time to propose marriage. At least that is how Levi Minor felt Friday night.
Snowfall reports vary across the Miami Valley as the storm continues to produce heavy snow, making it hard for drivers to see in some cases.
The National Weather Service canceled the Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory just after 9:30 pm.
Sinclair Community College is closing all campus locations for the day due to the inclement weather.