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Freezing rain mixed with snow on Monday night through Tuesday morning prompt Winter Weather Advisory

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Posted at 6:49 AM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 12:56:04-05

CLEVELAND — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Monday evening into Tuesday morning. A low pressure system will extend a stationary front northeast across southern Ohio on Monday night. Warmer air will move up and over the colder air to the north, producing a mix of precipitation including freezing rain.

The Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for a portion of Northeast Ohio, starting from 7 p.m. on Monday through 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

  • Medina
  • Summit
  • Portage
  • Trumbull
  • Richland
  • Ashland
  • Wayne
  • Stark
  • Mahoning
  • Marion
  • Morrow
  • Holmes
  • Knox

Expected snow totals

Residents should expect a wintry mix of precipitation. Total snow accumulations of up to 2 inches in some areas. The freezing rain is expected to be light and will gradually end the threat as the low pressure system moves northeast of the area on Tuesday afternoon. Snowfall totals of 1-3 inches are likely for most of our viewing area with a light coating of freezing rain impacting our southern counties. Greater Cleveland should stay all snow for this evening with an inch or 2 of accumulation possible. Akron, Canton, Wooster and Mansfield will likely experience snow mixing with and changing over to rain at times tonight and Tuesday morning.

The commute

During the evening commute on Monday through the morning commute on Tuesday, those under the advisory should plan on slippery road conditions. There is the potential for some freezing rain mixing in as temperatures hover near the freezing mark from sunrise through the morning commute. Expect roadways to be wet, slushy and slick Tuesday morning.

While major snow and ice accumulations are not expected, the timing of this event puts the morning rush on Tuesday in the cross hairs for disruptive weather.