CLEVELAND — Expect bitterly cold temperatures all day Saturday, Saturday night and even Sunday morning, too. However, our big focus over the weekend will be Sunday night and Monday and potential impacts from a winter storm.
The first widespread accumulating snow of the season is possible during this time. This large system will slide into the Tennessee Valley by Saturday night and is then expected to curve to the Northeast on Sunday and be over Pennsylvania by early Monday. Data is starting to come into agreement, but changes and updates will continue to occur all weekend long! Let's discuss the updates since Friday night.
Watches/Warnings and Advisories
- A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Lake and Geauga counties from 7 p.m. Sunday until 1 p.m. continues until 1 a.m. Tuesday.
- A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Stark, Holmes and Portage counties form 7 p.m. Sunday until 7 a.m. Monday.
- A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Trumbull and Mahoning counties from 7 p.m. Sunday until 10 a.m. Monday.
- There is also a Winter Storm Warning in effect for Tuscarawas and Carroll counties from 1 p.m. Sunday until 1 p.m. Monday.
- A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Ashtabula County from 7 pm. Sunday to 1 a.m. Monday.
- As of Saturday morning, accumulating snow is likely for at least half of the viewing area during Sunday night and into Monday. The highest totals and greatest impacts are expected east of I-71 and also includes our southern communities.
- There will be a large range of snowfall totals across the state of Ohio with a sharp cut-off line. The greatest impacts/highest snowfall totals will likely be to the east of Cleveland, the snowbelts, and communities to south of Akron. If you live in Northwest Ohio, you may end up seeing little to no snow.
- The heaviest snow looks to occur Sunday night and into early on Monday morning. If you have to work on Monday - plan for hazardous travel. The Ohio Department of Transportation said crews have been prepping roadways and loading up trucks ahead of this weekend's snow. Motorists are asked to plan ahead.
In Ashtabula County, 7-11" of snow is possible through Monday while in Trumbull and Mahoning counties, 6-10" of snow could fall. Tuscarawas, Carroll and Coshocton counties may see 5-9" of snow in that time while Lake, Geauga, Portage, Stark and Holmes counties could see 3-7" of snow.
“Stay home if you can. If you must travel, allow extra time and know that during the snow event roads will likely be snow-covered,” ODOT said.
The Power of 5 weather team is closely monitoring next week's forecast and will provide updates as we move closer to the expected arrival of the winter storm Sunday night.
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