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…A winter storm will impact northern Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania over the weekend…

.Low pressure will track from the southern Plains through the lower Ohio Valley on Saturday bringing a swath of heavy snow to portions of northern Ohio and Northwest Pennsylvania. Snow will be heavy at times Saturday afternoon and evening. This system will quickly depart to the East Coast by Sunday and will be followed by lake effect snow later Sunday and Sunday night across the snow belt.

In addition to the potential for heavy snow, northeast winds will gust to between 30 and 40 mph with the strongest winds across Northwest Ohio and near Lake Erie. Blowing and drifting of snow is expected by Saturday night. Much colder air will arrive behind this system on Sunday with wind chill values falling to between zero and 15 below on Sunday night.

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM EST SUNDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches expected. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE…Crawford, Stark, Mahoning, Marion, Morrow, Holmes and Knox counties.

* WHEN…From midnight tonight to 10 AM EST Sunday. Heaviest snow will fall from late morning into the early evening on Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult. Blowing and drifting snow will develop in the afternoon.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

The latest road conditions can be obtained from the Department of Transportation web site.

For more information from the National Weather Service visit http://www.weather.gov/cle

 

 

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