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Winter Storm Warning announced ahead of incoming storm: Major impacts expected across Northeast Ohio

The winter storm is expected to bring strong winds, dangerously cold temperatures and snow.

CLEVELAND — As we await the arrival of a significant winter storm, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for most of Northeast Ohio.

The Winter Storm Warning was announced as forecasters expect the following impacts:

  • Strong winds with gusts up to 60 mph
  • Wind chills as low as -30 degrees
  • Possible flash freeze as temps drop sharply early Friday morning
  • Power outages
  • Accumulating snow

“Travel could be very difficult to impossible,” according to the National Weather Service. “Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could severely impact the Friday morning commute and any holiday travel. Strong winds could cause tree damage. The cold wind chills as low as 25 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.”

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Here are the counties impacted by a Winter Storm Warning as of Thursday morning...

1 a.m. Friday until 4 p.m. Sunday

  • Ashtabula
  • Lake

1 a.m. Friday until 10 a.m. Saturday

  • Cuyahoga
  • Erie
  • Geauga
  • Holmes
  • Huron
  • Lorain
  • Mahoning
  • Medina
  • Portage
  • Stark
  • Summit
  • Trumbull
  • Wayne

10 p.m. Thursday until 7 a.m. Saturday

  • Ashland
  • Ottawa
  • Richland
  • Sandusky
  • Seneca


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