First snowfall has Thanksgiving travel on everyone’s mind

CLEVELAND--It's not too early to think about how to deal with those holiday travel plans, especially with more drivers expected on the roads this Thanksgiving week.

After a summer to winter-like weather weekend, that is proof enough that the weather conditions can change drastically and quickly.

"It's freezing," said one Cleveland State University student.

"This is the great Cleveland weather you know I was hot a couple of days ago, and now, ahhh, this is crazy, this is so cold," said Nigani Willie, also a student.

The atmosphere in Cleveland matches the cold weather. Public Square is all lit up with holiday lights and Gordon Square has large snowflake lights lining the street.

Snow accumulations were seen in several parts of Northeast Ohio including Chardon and Medina.

"I actually planned to wear shorts, but the weather changed so quick, I wasn't expecting it," said one Clevelander.

The weather can change quickly and so can road conditions. That's why people like Kayla Borsi are thinking ahead to the Thanksgiving holiday.

"I try to watch out for ice or black ice and if it's windy, try to take it slower," she said.

It's a good mindset according to ODOT officials who often urge drivers to remember: 'ice and snow, take it slow'.

The Fox 8 Weather Team is predicting rain on Wednesday and Thursday of your Thanksgiving week, but be sure to follow Fox 8 Weather updates for the latest information as the week unfolds.