CLEVELAND - SATURDAY WEATHER UPDATE: Another wave of low pressure will move across the northern Great Lakes today. It will drag a weak cold front through the area with a small chance for a light rain shower with the front. Isolated rain or snow showers are possible into the afternoon and evening as well. Any precipitation today will be light.
Over night, winds will shift around to the northwest. Isolated flurries are possible on the colder northwest wind flow. lows will bottom out in the middle and upper 20s.
Sunday will be chilly...in the 30s. I expect a few flurries in the air as well during the day, especially east of Cleveland. have a safe weekend!
8:19 PM UPDATE: Skies have cleared out in Mansfield. Lorain and Elyria are partly cloudy. I think skies will clear in most spots tonight. lows will drop into the Upper 20s and lower 30s before midnight, then begin to rise after that as milder air flows in from the southwest.
7:44 PM UPDATE: Heavy snow is done here in Ohio! Winter storm warnings will be cancelled shortly.
5:39 PM UPDATE: Snows are moving out of the area now. Last snow band stretches from near Perry in Lake County southeast through Orwell, Andover, then south to Kinsman and Cortland in Trumbull County.
4:35 PM UPDATE: Still moderate snow in Ashtabula County. Some spots already measuring 12"+!
3:27 PM UPDATE: Winter Storm Warnings remain in effect for Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula and Trumbull Counties until 10 pm tonight. All other warnings and advisories for snow have been CANCELLED. Snow will continue to taper off in the warning area through this evening. Snow totals in the above counties will average between 8 and 12 inches with isolated amounts to 15 inches.
1:00 p.m. Update: Snow continues east of I-77 this afternoon. Snow will taper from west to east over the next several hours. Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula, and Trumbull County will have lingering light snow through the evening commute. Ashtabula and Trumbull County will finally be dry by 9 p.m. Some areas will have storm total snowfall exceeding 12".
Some areas measuring 12" include: Mentor, Painesville Township, Mayfield, Geneva, South Euclid, and Concord. Leave us your snow total on facebook.com/wews5
12:00 p.m. Update: The Winter Storm Warning has been revised, eliminating our southern counties. More than a foot of snow has accumulated in some lakeshore counties. Lorain, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Erie, Ashtabula, Huron, Medina, Summit, Portage, Trumbull, Stark, and Mahoning are still included in the Winter Storm Warning until 10 p.m. Ashland and Wayne counties are now under a Winter Weather Advisory.
11:00 a.m. Update: We're seeing clearing in our southern counties! Snow has moved out of the area between Mansfield and Canton. Moderate to light snow continues along the lakeshore counties, from Lorain to Ashtabula. Cuyahoga county can expect snow to continue through the early afternoon. Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties should see snow into the early evening hours. Our photographer in Mentor reports 10 inches of snow collected already, with more to come. Portions of Lake county will see a foot or more of snowfall.
10:00 a.m. Update: The temperature continues to hover around 30 or 31 degrees with snow and blowing snow. Winds are mostly westerly at between 15 and 20 mph with higher gusts. Visibility remains low, between 1/4 and 1/2 mile. Snow has ended across the southwestern sections of our area, but will continue to fall during the afternoon and early evening in the primary snowbelt. The secondary snowbelt can expect snow through the later afternoon hours.
9:00 a.m. Update: Here are some snowfall reports sent in by viewers: 9" in Madison, 5-6" in Brooklyn, Bedford- 6", Lakewood 4.5 to 6", Green 3", Wadsworth 3" Conneaut 8". We're still on track to collect ten inches or more in the primary snowbelt, with 5 to 10 inches in other areas.
8:00 a.m. Update: Still some clearing in Mansfield. Heaviest snowfall remains along the lakefront. We're expecting some additional snowfall tomorrow, but little accumulation. Sunday, a few flurries are possible, it should be cold and dry on Monday, and a warm up coming Tuesday. Highs Tuesday should be around 50. Wednesday and Thursday highs will be in the low to mid 50s with a chance of rain both days.
7:30 a.m. Update: Heavy wet snow continues to fall across the area. But we're seeing a few breaks in snowfall around Mansfield, and between Akron and Youngstown. Most of us will continue to see heavy snowfall through at least 1 p.m....snow ending sooner in the western sections, with snow not ending in the primary snowbelt areas until closer to 8 p.m.
6:30 a.m. Update: Viewer reports include 5" in Perry, 5" in Newbury, 4" in Ravenna, 4" in Twinsburg, and Massillon/Jackson Township 3".
6:00 a.m. Update: Looks like the heaviest snow will be over our area between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Flood Warnings continue for the following rivers:
Cuyahoga River at Old Portage, Cuyahoga River
at Independence, Grand River at Painseville, Black River at Elyria, Killbuck Creek, and the Tuscarawas River above New Philadelphia.