Winter Storm Watch

Issued At: Thursday, 11 Jan 2018, 10:07 AM EST
Expires At: Saturday, 13 Jan 2018, 10:00 AM EST

Urgent - winter weather message national weather service cleveland oh 1006 am est thu jan 11 2018 ...winter storm potential late this week with snow and ice... .colder air will spread across the area on friday. rain is expected to change to freezing rain, then to sleet and then snow friday into friday evening as low pressure develops as passes to the southeast of the area. the strength and track of the low pressure center remains uncertain but there is the potential for some ice accumulation along with several inches of snow. cuyahoga-lake-geauga-ashtabula inland-medina-summit-portage- trumbull-richland-ashland-wayne-stark-mahoning-morrow-holmes-knox- ashtabula lakeshore-northern erie-southern erie-crawford- including the cities of cleveland, mentor, chardon, jefferson, medina, akron, ravenna, warren, mansfield, ashland, wooster, canton, youngstown, mount gilead, millersburg, mount vernon, ashtabula, erie, edinboro, and meadville 1006 am est thu jan 11 2018 ...winter storm watch remains in effect from friday afternoon through saturday morning... * what...heavy mixed precipitation possible with rain changing to freezing rain and sleet and eventually to all snow. plan on difficult travel conditions. up to a tenth of an inch of ice accumulation is possible along with several inches of snow. snow accumulations will range from 4 to 6 along the i-71 corridor to as much as 6 to 9 inches near the ohio and pennsylvania border. * where...portions of northwest pennsylvania and north central and northeast ohio. this includes portions of interstates 71... 77...76...79 and the ohio turnpike. * when...from friday afternoon through saturday morning. * additional details...significant reductions in visibility are possible. precautionary/preparedness actions... a winter storm watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. continue to monitor the latest forecasts.