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A Winter Weather Advisory for northeast Ohio starts at 4 p.m. Wednesday

Mixed precipitation will cause travel headaches across northeast Ohio beginning late Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning.

CLEVELAND — A developing winter storm will bring mixed precipitation to parts of northeast Ohio beginning Wednesday afternoon according to the National Weather Service in Cleveland.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY will go into effect at 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon and last through 10 a.m. Thursday for the following counties in the 3News viewing area.

  • Cuyahoga
  • Lake 
  • Geauga
  • Ashtabula
  • Summit
  • Portage
  • Trumbull
  • Wayne
  • Richland
  • Ashland
  • Erie
  • Huron
  • Lorain 
  • Medina

The precipitation will start as snow late Wednesday afternoon and early evening with a heavy burst of snow possible in the evening. Snowfall accumulations will range from two to five inches of snow and will likely impact the commutes Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. 

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Precipitation outlook for Wednesday and Thursday, February 12 and 13, 2020
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How much snow can we expect? These are our early estimates by Friday. Keep in mind they will likely change based on the actual track of the storm.

RELATED: FORECAST | More snow on the way

As warmer air pushes in, the precipitation will change over to a period of freezing rain with small ice accumulations possible north of I-76 and west of I-71 according to forecasters at the National Weather Service.

A change to all rain is likely south of I-76 and east of I-71.

This is a developing weather situation and forecasts will change with the storm track. Stay with 3News for the very latest at 5, 6, 7 & 11p on 3.