CLEVELAND- A winter storm watch has been issued for northern and Northeast Ohio from Friday night through Sunday night. Heavy snow is possible. Total snow accumulations of 10-15 inches are possible with wind gusts as high as 35 mph.
The watch includes Crawford, Erie, Cuyahoga, Carroll, Coshocton, Holmes, Huron, Lorain, Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula, Huron, Medina, Summit, Ottawa, Stark, Sandusky, Portage, Trumbull, Richland, Seneca, Ashland, Tuscarawas, and Wayne counties.
The National Weather Service says travel could be very difficult to impossible. The cold wind chills as low as 20 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.
Widespread snow will be falling lightly across the area through Friday morning. This will be a widespread light snow event. Albeit light snow, allow yourself some extra time if you’re traveling this evening, especially during the evening rush. We’re not expecting much, but it will be widespread so there may be some slick spots where plow truck haven’t treated. Snowfall amounts will range between 1-2″ for nearly everyone.
Now, for the weekend snow event: Be prepared! Snow will start around late morning Saturday and last at least 15 hours. Here is our snowfall forecast for the weekend snowfall. (SUBJECT TO CHANGE stay tuned for the latest daily as this snowstorm event nears.)
*****Snow parking bans have already been issued ahead of the weekend storm. Get the updated list here:
Lake effect snow in spots Sunday as temperatures from into the lower teens with below zero wind chills. MLK Day will be the coldest day next week with temperatures starting out around zero and highs in the upper single digits to low teen. Stay warm!
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