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Snow storm to dump up to a foot of snow on northeastern Ohio

A large area of low pressure will gather strength across the southern Plains today. Clouds in advance of that system have already reached northeastern OH, and these clouds will lower and thicken throughout the day. Light snow could reach the southwestern areas before sunset.

Daily weather summary graphics created by your Youngstown Weather Examiner
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Jason Warren
Forecast Map: February 4, 2014
Jason Warren

Tonight, the low will continue to intensify as it moves northeastward to TN. Snow will overspread the entire area this evening, then fall heavily at times overnight. Some sleet and freezing rain could mix with the snow, mainly in locations near and south of Route 30.

On Wednesday, the low will move into WV, then transfer its energy to a new storm near the east coast. Any mixed precipitation in the south will change back to all snow during the morning. Snow will be heavy at times in the morning, then gradually diminish and taper to snow showers during the afternoon. Winds will increase creating areas of blowing and drifting snow.

Lake effect snow showers are possible Wednesday night and Thursday morning before high pressure finally builds across the state. Arctic air will make a return on Thursday with highs not making it out of the teens.

Here is the forecast: For today, cloudy with light snow possible by evening. Highs will be in the mid 20s. Winds NE 5-10 mph.

Tonight, snow, heavy at times. Some sleet or freezing rain is possible across the south. Lows will be in the low 20s. Winds N 10-15 mph.

Wednesday, snow, heavy at times during the morning, then snow showers with areas of blowing snow during the afternoon. Highs will reach the mid 20s. Winds N 15-25 mph.

Wednesday night, cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Lows will fall to around 10.

Thursday, partly cloudy with a chance of snow showers during the morning. Highs will be in the mid to upper teens.

Looking ahead: High pressure will briefly build across OH on Friday. It will be partly cloudy with highs around 20.

Another storm system will approach from the southwest over the weekend bringing a chance of snow Saturday and Sunday. Highs both days will be in the mid 20s.

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