While most of Northeast Ohio won't see much -- if any -- snow, some areas could get more than 12 inches in the days ahead.
Yep, the lake effect snow machine is roaring yet again.
The National Weather Service has issued a LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING for Ashtabula, Lake and Geauga counties now through 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Forecasters say snowfall rates up to 3 inches per hour are expected.
“Travel will be very difficult to impossible, including during the morning commute,” the National Weather Service states. “Additional snow accumulations of 8-16 inches are expected through this evening, heaviest from portions of Lake County east through northern Ashtabula.”
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Heavier accumulations are possible where lake effect snow bands persist.
Cleveland isn't totally out of the woods, either. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Cuyahoga County until 4 p.m. Wednesday with a couple inches of snow possible -- especially in the northeastern portion of the county.
Forecasters with the National Weather Service say the snow will move inland to impact “much of the county tonight through 4 p.m. Wednesday.”
But that's not all…
Mother Nature has a frigid gift as wicked wind chills whip the area.
That's why a WIND CHILL ADVISORY is in effect from 10 p.m. Tuesday through 11 a.m. Wednesday for the following counties: Ashland, Cuyahoga, Erie, Holmes, Huron, Lorain, Medina, Ottawa, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Stark, Summit and Wayne.
“Expect wind chills to range from 10 below zero to 15 below zero,” according to the National Weather Service. “The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.”