19 First Alert Weather Day: Heavy snow and rain have arrived; snow emergencies issued

19 First Alert Weather Day: Heavy snow and rain have arrived; snow emergencies issued

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The team has issued a 19 FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY through early Thursday.

We highly recommend staying off the roads if at all possible! Road conditions are terrible and the plows/salt are unable to keep up with the rate of snow fall. Please be very safe and keep speeds to a minimum!

Posted by Hinckley Police Department - Ohio on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Travel conditions started to deteriorate after sunset as surface temperatures dropped, and now several counties have issued snow emergencies, including:

  • Ashland County: Level 1
  • Erie County: Level 1
  • Holmes County: Level 1
  • Huron County: Level 1
  • Ottawa County: Level 1
  • Wayne County: Level 1

Additionally, Route 303 has REOPENED in Hinckley following a brief closure due to weather conditions.

Severe weather update: How much snow will you get? Join First Alert Chief Meteorologist Jason Nicholas now for your pinpoint forecast. https://www.cleveland19.com/weather/

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

A rain/snow mix will stay south, but along the lakeshore, we will see all snow overnight.

Areas south of Canton will mainly be dealing with heavy rain.

The lakeshore will see the highest snow totals and areas just south, with areas of wintry mix in-between.

Leftover, mainly light, snow will be in the Cleveland area Thursday morning - during the morning rush.

Another round of snow in the afternoon Thursday is expected.

Overall, areas along the lakeshore, expect 4-6 inches total.

Lesser amounts of snow are expected south of Cleveland due to rain mixing in.

Lake effect snow chances return Friday with highs only near 20.

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