FORECAST: WINTER STORM WARNINGS for snow & ice this week

Posted at 6:25 AM, Feb 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-02 06:05:35-05

CLEVELAND — WINTER STORM WARNING in place for Lake, Cuyahoga, Lorain, Erie & Huron counties 7 PM Wednesday through 7 AM Friday. Winter Storm Watch remains in place for the rest of the area.

Temperatures will stay above freezing in many locations tonight as warming air remains in place ahead of an Arctic Cold Front and approaching winter storm. Lows tonight will drop into the 30s most areas.

Our next winter storm will bring significant impacts from Wednesday afternoon through Friday morning. Rain, ice and snow are all on the table. Everyone gets rain Wednesday with temps still above 32º. Likely upper 40s thru the morning and early afternoon with a quick drop late in the day. That means rain changes to ice then snow. When that happens precipitation type depends entirely on where you live. It'll happen sooner NW and later SE. In fact, some spots may hang out around 32º for hours on Thursday meaning significant sleet accumulations are possible. This is most likely along and south of US Route 30 from Canton to Mansfield.

Every gets snow Thursday afternoon into early Friday morning before the storm pulls away.
Snow totals of 8 to 12 inches can be expected across a large portion of Northern Ohio by 7am Friday morning.

Stay tuned for more specific details on totals, precip type, & amounts as we get closer to this event!


  • Staying mild tonight
  • Rain Wednesday, some of it heavy
  • Changing to ice & snow Wednesday evening
  • Heavy snow and mixed precip likely Thursday
  • Significant impacts likely Thu/Fri


Wednesday: Rain likely changing to a mix by evening. Falling temps. | High: 45º

Thursday: MAJOR WINTER STORM: Heavy snow possible all day. Some sleet/freezing rain mixing in at times. | High: 27º

Friday: Light snow and flurries early.| High: 20º

Saturday: Mostly cloudy & cold. | High: 22º

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