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A Winter Storm is coming: Here's what you need to know

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Posted at 10:09 AM, Jan 16, 2022

CLEVELAND — A Winter Storm is heading to Northeast Ohio tonight, here's what you need to know.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Johnson is breaking down the Winter Storm Warning.


A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for the following counties:

  • Lake County.
  • Portage County.
  • Stark County.
  • Geauga County.
  • Summit.
  • Ashtabula County.
  • Trumbull County.
  • Mahoning County.
  • Columbiana County.
  • Tuscarawas County.
  • Carroll County.
  • Cuyahoga.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the following counties:

  • Medina County.
  • Summit County.
  • Wayne County.
  • Cuyahoga County.
  • Holmes County.

These alerts could continue to be updated throughout Sunday afternoon. Be sure to check back!

Winter Storm Warning

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A Winter Storm is coming: Here's what you need to know

Snowfall is expected to begin from Youngstown to Canton around 6 p.m.

Akron is expected to start seeing snowfall around 7 p.m.

Snowfall is expected to begin around 7-9 p.m. in the Cleveland area.

The heaviest amount of snow will fall between midnight and 10 a.m. Snowfall rates could be intense with one to two inches falling every hour.

The snow is also expected to literally heavy. It will have a lot of water in it and can be difficult to lift off of your driveway and can cause power outages.

ESTIMATED SNOW TOTALS: *This map will be updated throughout Sunday afternoon and evening. Continue to check back.

Cleveland is expected to see four to seven inches of snow.

Akron is expected to see six to 10 inches of snow.

Canton is expected to see six to 10 inches of snow.

Mansfield is expected to see one to three inches of snow.

Lorain is expected to see two to five inches of snow.

Ashtabula is expected to see 10-12'' and potentially over a foot of snow.

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The Ohio Department of Transportation said they will have 290 snowplows across Northeast Ohio.

Drivers should only travel if necessary.

RELATED: Winter driving course to help master your icy driving skills

Parking bans
Numerous cities across Northeast Ohio have issued parking bans.

RELATED: Northeast Ohio cities issue snow emergency parking bans

Warming centers
An overnight shelter for those in need will be open in Akron to help during the winter weather.

Open from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. on nights with temperatures 15 degrees and below, the former Family Promise Facility at the CSS Outreach Building, located at 111 East Voris Street, will be an emergency overnight shelter.

In addition to free shelter, those in need will have access to free food and clothing. Security will be present on site and all guests will be screened for COVID-19 prior to entry.

Snow level emergencies

A level one snow level emergency has been issued for the following counties:

  • Huron County.
  • Erie County.
  • Ashland County.

RELATED: Snow emergency levels issued for Huron, Erie counties

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