19 First Alert Weather Day: Intense bands of lake effect snow to impact the snowbelt through Sunday

Published: Mar. 18, 2023 at 9:39 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 18, 2023 at 11:34 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Winter Weather Advisories and Lake Effect Snow Warnings remain in effect for our primary snowbelt through 2 PM Sunday.

Intense lake effect bands of snow have developed through the afternoon and this trend will continue into this evening.

With temperatures into the 20s to lower 30s, this snow will have no problem beginning to stick headed into tonight.

Counties under the Winter Weather Advisory could see between 2″ to 4″ of snow in areas that see the most persistent bands set up overnight.

Locations under the Lake Effect Snow Warning are expecting to pick up much higher snowfall totals where some spots could pick up 3″ to 6″ or more in spots.

Plan for quick drops in visibility under the most intense squalls to under a mile at times.

Slick travel conditions are also expected tonight into early Sunday morning.

Use caution if you are out traveling and prepare for rapidly changing conditions.

Gusty conditions will also lead to frigid wind chill values well into the single digits tonight, so be sure to bundle up if spending any time outdoors to protect your skin from frostbite.

Lake effect snow will gradually come to an end Sunday morning into the early afternoon before we break away to more sunshine to wrap up the day.

Expect daytime highs into the mid 30s Sunday.

Warmer, drier conditions welcome us into the first days of spring as temperatures will rebound into the 40s and 50s next week.