Monday, February 25, 2008


The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a WINTER STORM WATCH for Lorain County.

The WATCH is in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening.

Precipitation will move into the area overnight and is expected to bring a mix of freezing rain and snow. Precipitation is expected to change to all snow Tuesday and continue throughout Tuesday evening.

Little or no snow accumulation is expected overnight although 4 to 8 inches of snow is expected to fall from Tuesday through Tuesday evening. Winds will begin to increase Tuesday afternoon and cause blowing and drifting snow.

There is still uncertainty to the forecast since the track of the low-pressure system could change. A change in the track of the low would affect the amount of warm air that may occur at the surface and aloft as well as the precipitation amounts.

Tonight: Periods of rain, snow, and freezing rain, becoming all snow after 11pm. Low around 32. South wind 7 to 9 mph becoming east. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tuesday: Periods of snow. High near 36. Northeast wind between 11 and 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.

Tuesday Night: Snow showers likely, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 17. Blustery, with a north wind between 22 and 26 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.


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