Lake effect snow expected tonight

Lake effect snow expected tonight

Lake effect snow expected tonight

Then, the weather turns nasty for the afternoon with strong winds and lake effect snow expected.

The early morning snow across Northeast Ohio resulted from an Alberta clipper, a low-pressure system that tracks quickly southeast from Canada.

A Lake Effect Snow Warning has been issued for Southern Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua, and Cattaraugus Counties until 7pm Wednesday.

We will have to deal with an Arctic air mass (temperatures in the teens and low 20s), gusty winds, some accumulating lake snow and blowing and drifting tonight through Wednesday.

A general snowfall this morning will transition to lake effect snow Tuesday.

A batch of intense snow squalls are likely to sweep across Upstate this morning, followed by heavy lake effect snow.

The heaviest snow is expected between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., which could make a mess of the drive home.

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Drivers should be prepared for reduced visibilities at times, the NWS said: "Roads will become snow-covered and hazardous". Places along and just north of I-80 will see the largest impact from late effect snow with some isolated spots, especially just off the lake, seeing totals up to 5 inches.

"Wednesday will definately be the coldest day of this season so far", said Mitchell. We will also have another chance for snow on Friday.

Metro Detroit is expecting another, even bigger blast of snow - set to strike tomorrow.

We'll see a series of weaker lows move through the Great Lakes.

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