MOUNT GILEAD — Even though the National Weather Service has downgraded its snowfall prediction for this weekend’s storm, it also expects the aftermath of the storm to be even more frigid than previously thought.

As of mid-afternoon Wednesday, the website is predicting 3 to 5 inches of snow Saturday in Morrow County, with another 1 to 3 inches Saturday night from Winter Storm Harper.

However, once the temperatures start dropping on Saturday, they will keep dropping until to about -7 degrees Sunday morning. is predicting just a high of 9 on Sunday, which will drop to 2 degrees Monday morning. After that, temperatures are expected to be fairly normal for this time of year.

Also, north central Ohio is expecting 1-3 inches of snow Thursday afternoon and evening. No advisories or warnings or alerts have been issued as of 4 p.m. Wednesday.