Friday, January 8, 2010

Winter Storm Update

Snow accumulations will begin to taper off through the course of the day.  Total snow accumulations will end up falling into the 3-5" range by the storms end.  The very light and fluffy snow will begin to blow and drift this afternoon as a trough of low pressure swings southward through the area bringing gusty northwest winds between 10 and 20 mph.  This will cause roadways, especially in outlying areas to glaze over again with pockets of snow. 

There will be some minor additional accumulations through your Friday as this system departs the area.  Most locations will see just a coating to 1" of snow.  However, our far eastern counties of Ottawa, Erie, Huron and Sandusky may see an additional 1-3" with lake enhanced or lake effect snow showers through the afternoon and into the early evening.  Travel farther east into Cleveland will be treacherous with significant lake effect effect snow possibly bringing up to 8" of fresh snow.