Parts of Northeast Ohio could see 12+ inches of snow this weeken - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Parts of Northeast Ohio could see 12+ inches of snow this weekend

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Significant lake effect snow is forecast to fall in Northeast Ohio beginning Friday and linger through the weekend. A clipper system will follow on Sunday.

A lake effect snow warning and winter storm watch for Northeast Ohio go into effect at 10 a.m. on Friday.

The heaviest snow will be late Friday into Saturday morning.

From Meteorologist Samantha Roberts:

Here is our thinking regarding snowfall totals from today through Sunday evening.

Cleveland metro area, West Side, Akron, Medina, Secondary Snow Belt: 3” – 6”
Primary Snow Belt: 8” – 12”
Sandusky, Mansfield, Wooster, southern Stark County, New Philadelphia: 2” – 4”

Note: Higher totals are possible where bands set up and are most persistent.

Northeast Ohio's totals will be tame compared to what Erie, Pa. has received since Christmas Eve. Erie could see an additional 15 inches of snow this weekend to go on top of the 65 inches of snow on the ground already.

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