Forecast: 6 to 12 inches of snow will fall in northeast Ohio by Friday evening

CLEVELAND - A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Ashland, Erie, Huron, Richland, Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Holmes, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Wayne until 10 p.m. Friday.

As low pressure moves across into western Pennsylvania, precipitation will change over to all snow. Most of the heaviest snow will start after midnight, as the temperatures drop below freezing. About 6 to 12 inches of snow are possible for most areas by Friday evening. Isolated higher amounts are also possible.

The National Weather Service issued a Flood Warning for Trumbull County until 10 a.m. Friday, and a Flood Warning for Stark and Wayne counties until midnight. There is also a Flood Warning for Tuscarawas County, including the cities of Dover and New Philadelphia, until 9:15 p.m. Friday.

Light to moderate rain will continue most of the day, especially east of I-71. Temperatures will slowly fall from the 40s to the upper 30s, and rain will change to snow around 8 p.m.

2 to 5 inches of snow will fall from 8 p.m. Thursday through 7 a.m. Friday.  Friday morning's commute will be impacted by snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. 

An additional 3 to 5 inches is likely from 8 a.m. Friday through Friday afternoon.  As low pressure pulls away, 2 to 4 additional inches could fall east of Cleveland in Lake, Geauga, Portage, and Ashtabula County through Friday evening. Remember, this track could west or east... So please check back later today for updates!

Flood Warnings are in effect for the following rivers:

Black River at Elyria until further notice.  Minor flooding is expected.

Grand River at Painesville until further notice.  Minor flooding is expected.

Cuyahoga River at Independence until further notice.  Moderate flooding is expected.

Cuyahoga River at Old Portage until further notice.  Moderate flooding is expected.

Nimishillen Creek near North Industry until Thursday afternoon.  Minor flooding is expected. 

Killbuck Creek near Killbuck until further notice.  Minor flooding is expected.

Tuscarawas River above New Philadelphia until Sunday morning.  Minor flooding is expected.

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