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19 First Alert Weather: Wintry mix changes to all snow tonight, bitter cold and lake effect snow Saturday

Published: Mar. 11, 2022 at 2:19 AM EST|Updated: Mar. 11, 2022 at 4:18 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A wintry mix of rain and snow is moving through northern Ohio early this evening.

The wintry mix will change to all snow, area-wide, by 9:00 PM or so.

Snow will continue through about 2:00 AM.

We’re expecting accumulations of one to three inches from Akron north to the lakeshore.

For Canton and areas to the south, expect three to five inches of snow by Saturday morning.

Bands of lake effect will develop Saturday afternoon.

Please be mindful of this if you’re traveling around northeast Ohio or northwestern Pennsylvania on Saturday.

Conditions may rapidly change on the roadways, where squalls persist.

One to four inches of additional accumulation will occur in snow squalls.

The lake effect snow will finally wind down after midnight Saturday evening.

Talking temperatures now, the weekend will begin on a bitterly cold note.

Wind chill temperatures will be in the single digits all day Saturday, and even into Sunday morning.

Wind chill temperatures will only be in the 30s on Sunday.

A significant warm-up is on the way next week.

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