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Winter Storm Warning in effect for Northeast Ohio as widespread snow hits

Posted: 7:28 AM, Nov 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-12 09:15:10-05
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CLEVELAND — A Winter Storm Warning is in effect through Wednesday morning as snow falls across the area.

Snow emergencies

Multiple Northeast Ohio counties have issued a snow emergency. Click here to find out if your county is under one.

The following counties are under a Winter Storm Warning, effective Monday at 4 p.m. through Wednesday at 10 a.m.

  • Cuyahoga
  • Lake
  • Geauga
  • Ashtabula

The following counties are under a Winter Weather Advisory, effective Monday at 4 p.m. through Tuesday at 1 a.m.

Ottowa, Seneca, Sandusky, Erie, Huron, Richland, Ashland, Wayne, Medina, Lorain, Summit, Portage and Trumbull

Latest Forecast

Expect 2 to 6 inches of snow area-wide by 8am Tuesday morning with a few spots west toward Sandusky and Norwalk getting a bit more. A few spots in Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties, may also measure a bit more than 6 inches by sunrise on Tuesday. The general area-wide snow will transition to Lake Effect Snow Squalls by sunrise Tuesday. While many areas will only see snow flurries tomorrow, where snow squalls persist, heavy accumulations of 3 to 6 inches can be expected during the day Tuesday. Roads will be increasingly slick tonight through Tuesday morning commute. Plan ahead now.

FORECAST HEADLINES:

  • 2-4" of widespread snow accumulation by Tuesday morning
  • Heavy lake effect snow squalls will add to accumulation Tuesday and early Wednesday
  • Final 3 day snow totals (where squalls persist) could be as high as 10"
  • Staying below freezing Monday night through Thursday morning

Click here to read and watch the latest forecast from the Power of 5 weather team.

School Closures

You can find an updated list here.

Road Conditions

The roads are slick this morning. More on road conditions here.

Keep an eye on the Akron-Canton Airport Traffic Center here for a map and list of the latest incidents, slowdowns and more.

Make sure to follow these winter weather driving tips from AAA.

Tuesday

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By early Tuesday morning, widespread snow should be tapering. Plan on 2-4 inches likely. Lake effect snow bands will develop across the primary and secondary snowbelt region on the heels of the widespread snow. Lake effect snow may be heavy at times, which will continue into Wednesday morning.

Roads will be slick during the morning and evening commutes. Drivers should allow extra time.

Wednesday

Heavy lake effect snow squalls shutting down early Wednesday. Temperatures top off at 30 degrees on Wednesday.

RELATED: WINTER WEATHER GUIDE: Be winter-ready with the Power of 5 Weather team

How much we will get?

A widespread 2-4 inches likely by early Tuesday morning followed by addition lake effect snow. Total snow accumulations in the primary snowbelt of 6 to 10 inches are likely with isolated amounts of up to 12+ inches possible in higher terrain of the snowbelt.

Temperatures

Temperatures will fall into the upper 20s Monday night and remain nearly steady on Tuesday. Temps will drop to the teens by Wednesday, with wind gusts at 25 mph, especially in areas closer to Lake Erie.

Speed limits

ODOT said speed limits on Interstate 90 in Lake County will change during the snow. Click here to find out what the speed limit is.

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