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Dreaming of a white Christmas? Possibility of significant snow accumulations in primary snowbelt

Posted at 1:03 PM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 13:03:31-05

CLEVELAND — We’re just a couple of days away from Christmas and if you’re dreaming of waking up to snow on the ground, the Power of 5 weather team says most of Northeast Ohio has a very good chance of seeing snow on Friday.

The question is going to be how many inches of snow different areas will get. Some will see just an inch while others in the snowbelt could easily get a foot of snow once the lake effect snow machine starts cranking on Christmas Day.

While it’s a little early for snowfall predictions in specific areas, those living in the Akron-Canton area could see between 4 to 8 inches of snow.

The first forecast model shows the chances of a white Christmas, while the second one shows what could happen if colder air and snow showers arrive before Christmas Eve.

If colder air arrives sooner on Christmas eve, we're on the high end of snowfall. If moisture shuts down quickly, we're on the low end.

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