NORTHEAST OHIO (WOIO) - Many woke up Tuesday morning to a fresh blanket of snow. Expect up to 2" or possibly more before lake effect snow and additional blizzard-like conditions set in for Tuesday night and Wednesday.
Heavy lake snow will be developing mainly overnight associated with the next arctic front. This will do a number of things: Give us enough moisture for heavy lake squalls to develop; Strong winds will also develop with wind gusts well over 30 mph; Bitter cold air with wind chills well below zero.
Depending on how the lake squalls set up, we could be looking at over a foot of more snow in some areas. The wind will be shifting northwest so that will spread the snow around (not just the east side). Near blizzard conditions could happen in the lake squalls with significant blowing snow.
The lake effect will be with us starting later Tuesday night and through Wednesday evening before easing up on Thursday morning.
Another bad morning commute is anticipated for Wednesday, accompanied by lots of school delays or closings.
Of course, it's mainly lake effect, so there is always the element of surprise. Be ready for anything.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Windy! Extreme cold with sub-zero wind chills AND more snow bands. Expect 4-8" of snow. Low: 5
WEDNESDAY: Lake effect snow, plus windy and extreme COLD! 4-8" of snow again. High: 11
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