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Wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow prompts Winter Weather Advisory

Posted: 7:21 AM, Feb 05, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-05 23:13:08-05
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CLEVELAND — Winter cold, ice and snow has prompted the the National Weather Service to issue a Winter Weather Advisory for all of Northeast Ohio Wednesday morning.

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The Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday evening to 10 a.m. Thursday.

The following counties are under the advisory:

  • Lorain
  • Cuyahoga
  • Lake
  • Geauga
  • Ashtabula
  • Northern Erie

Snow Emergencies

These counties are under snow emergencies:

  • Huron: Level 1
  • Ottawa: Level 1
  • Erie: Level 1

Snow Advisory Classifications

LEVEL 1:
Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

LEVEL 2:
Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.

LEVEL 3:
All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.

Lakeshore Flood Warning

A Lakeshore Flood Warning has been issued for Erie County from 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday until 4 p.m. on Thursday.

WEDNESDAY

A round of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain can be expected beginning after 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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Precipitation will start as snow during the evening, but will transition to a wintry mix after midnight.

By 8 p.m., the futurecast shows snow for northern half of Northeast Ohio with more sleet and freezing rain mix for southern spots.

THURSDAY

By mid morning on Thursday, precipitation is expected to change to rain with temperatures warming slightly above freezing.

A thin coating of ice is likely for many untreated roads and sidewalks by Thursday morning's commute.

DETAILED FORECAST:

Wednesday: Cloudy and colder. Freezing rain/mix/snow again by Wednesday evening | High: 33º |NE 10-15 mph

Thursday: Rain likely then snow late. | High: 33º |NE 5-10 mph

Friday: Snow showers likely| High: 29º |N 5-10 mph

Saturday: Drying out| High: 31º |N 5-10 mph

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