WINTER STORM WATCH in effect for the following counties: Ashland, Ashtabula, Crawford, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Hancock, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Lucas, Marion, Medina, Morrow, Ottawa, Portage, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Summit, Trumbull, Wayne, Wood, Wyandot Tuesday night through Wednesday evening.
Meteorologist Tera Blake says a Winter Storm Watch has been issued for parts of northern Ohio.
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It's a mild morning with temperatures staying in the 40s. Mild this afternoon, too. Today's highs will climb back into the lower and middle 50s. A lake breeze will keep shoreline communities cooler. Clouds will gradually thicken up during the afternoon.
All eyes now focus on the approaching winter storm for Tuesday night and Wednesday. Colder air will sink southward tonight as a weak front stalls out near the Ohio River.
Low pressure will ride northeast along that front beginning Tuesday night. It looks like temperatures will stay warm enough for rain to arrive Tuesday night and linger through the morning rush hour.
Computer models have been trending farther north with warm air Tuesday, meaning a longer period of rain would limit snow totals.
Right now, it looks like the heaviest snows 4 to perhaps 6 inches will fall across Western Ohio near Toledo. These heavier amounts could creep east into Sandusky.
Rain will transition to freezing rain and snow by late morning or early afternoon. With snow totals ranging from an inch or two for the Wooster to Canton area all the way up to 3-6 inches closer to the lakeshore.
There is still a lot of disagreement with snow totals on the different computer models we use. Stay tuned for further updates.
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