WAYNE COUNTY, OH, Feb. 14, 2020 — A winter storm will impact the area beginning Monday morning and persisting through Tuesday morning. There will be two distinguished periods of snowfall, one occurring Monday morning into Monday afternoon, and the other occurring Monday night into Tuesday. The current forecast has a brief hiatus of snowfall occurring Monday evening, however, this window continues to diminish. Timing of the snowfall is expected to impact both Monday and Tuesday morning commutes, with a potential to impact the Monday evening commute with any lingering snow across the area.
Breaking down what to expect during the 2 different periods:
- Monday morning into the afternoon: 1 to 3 inches of snow is expected for areas west of I71, with 2 to 4 inches of snow expected for areas in the I71 corridor and east.
- Monday night into Tuesday: an additional 2 to 4 inches of snow is expected for areas west of I71, with an additional 4 to 8 inches of snow expected for areas in the I71 corridor and east.
As a result of increased confidence in total snowfall accumulations by Tuesday morning:
- A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for areas in the I-71 corridor and east beginning 1 AM Monday through 1 PM Tuesday for all Ohio counties. For northwestern PA counties, the Winter Storm Warning begins at 7 AM Monday through 1 PM Tuesday.
- A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for western counties beginning 1 AM Monday through 1 PM Tuesday.
In addition to widespread accumulating snowfall, wind chill values overnight Sunday and Monday are expected to be in the single digits, approaching zero in the western counties. The attached wind chill graphic is for Monday night as this will be the colder of the two nights.
What has changed:
- Upgraded the Winter Storm Watch to a Winter Storm Warning for areas along the I-71 corridor and east.
Winter Storm details can be found HERE.
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