The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a winter storm watch, effective Sunday afternoon through Wednesday evening.
A strong storm system will move across the central Great Lakes region this weekend. In the wake of the storm system, cold air will arrive on gusty northwesterly winds. The lake-effect machine will begin by Monday morning with significant snowfall expected across an area north of a line from Oberlin to Medina to around Youngstown.
After the lake-effect snow begins Monday morning, it likely will persist until at least Wednesday evening. Snowfall totals across the watch area should be a foot or more through Wednesday.
The strong winds will cause significant blowing and drifting of the snow, especially Monday into Tuesday. Wind gusts may be as high as 50 mph Sunday night into Monday.
These winds will assist in keeping wind chills in a range from zero to 15 degrees below zero through Tuesday.