CLEVELAND, Ohio — A winter storm warning has been issued for much of Northeast Ohio, meaning residents should prepare for difficult travel conditions by Tuesday morning’s commute.
Forecasters with the National Weather Service says heavy snow is expected overnight, with 2 to 4 inches possible in Cleveland. The snow belt, which includes Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake counties and eastern portions of Cuyahoga County, might see 3 to 5 inches of additional snow on Tuesday. It’s possible that some areas could have 9 inches or more on the ground by Wednesday.
In addition to snow, winds will pick up to as much as 20 mph. Wind-chill temperatures will be in the teens by Tuesday morning. They’ll be in the single digits by Wednesday morning. The warning is in effect until 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Lorain, Medina, Portage, Summit and Trumbull counties are under a winter weather advisory. Two to 4 inches of snow are possible overnight, and another 3 to 5 inches could fall in some areas during the day Tuesday. Forecasters expect 4 to 7 inches of snow overall by Wednesday.
Commuters again are warned to be alert for difficult travel conditions Tuesday morning. The advisory is expected to expire at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
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