The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Cuyahoga and surrounding counties. Heavy snow is expected in the area New Year’s Day and continuing through till Thursday. Check out the complete alert below.
* Accumulations…2 to 4 inches of snowfall may occur on New Year’s Day. The heavier snow will arrive Wednesday night with another 2 to 4 inches possible by Thursday afternoon as the snow begins to taper off an additional 1 to 3 inches may occur. This would produce a storm total of 5 to 11 inches with locally higher possible.
* Timing…snowfall will develop over the region on Wednesday and continue into at least Thursday morning. The snow will then taper off through Thursday afternoon.
* Winds…westerly winds of 10 to 20 mph will be common New Year’s Day but will increase out of a northerly direction at 15 to 20 mph Wednesday night then continuing into Thursday.
* Impacts…travel will be impacted today through Thursday.
Precautionary/preparedness actions…A winter storm watch means that heavy snow is possible. if you are in the watch area…remain alert to rapidly changing weather conditions. Stay tuned to the national weather service or the local news media for the latest updates and possible warnings.