First Alert Forecast: Winter storm will bring heavy snow, poor travel conditions

First Alert Forecast: Winter storm will bring heavy snow, poor travel conditions
The peak of the moderate to heavier snow into the late Saturday afternoon and early evening. Total accumulations in the Toledo metro of 4" to 7". Gusty winds with blowing and drifting snow. Dangerous and very poor travel with low visibility. Total accumulations of 5 to 9" east of I-75 and near the Lake Erie Shore.

TOLEDO (WTOL) - Mainly cloudy into the afternoon with highs in the 30s. Dry weather will be expected into the evening

FIRST ALERT DAYS remain in effect for Saturday and Sunday for our winter storm and Monday for frigid cold.

Snow is likely to arrive very early on Saturday morning with heavier snow and accumulations mounting into the afternoon and evening. Significant snow accumulations, blowing snow, low visibility are all expected late Saturday through early Sunday.

SATURDAY:

6 AM until NOON: Snowfall will initially be light with around 1″ possible by 9 AM.

NOON to 4 PM: Snow will become steady by noon on Saturday. Travel conditions will become poor quickly. Wind gust to 30 mph. Blowing snow becomes an issue for travel into the afternoon.

4 PM to 8 PM: The peak of the moderate to heavier snow into the late afternoon and early evening. Total accumulations in the Toledo metro of 4 to 7″. Gusty winds with blowing and drifting snow. Dangerous and very poor travel with low visibility. Total accumulations of 5 to 9″ east of I-75 and near the Lake Erie Shore. Winds near the lake may gust to 40 mph.

SUNDAY:

6 AM until NOON: Snowfall over! Only exception is lake effect snow far east of Toledo. Still gusty winds to 30 mph and blowing snow, very poor travel.

NOON to 4 PM: Mostly cloudy, frigid cold. Temperatures plummeting into the teens, wind chills below zero!

Windy and frigid Arctic air will follow into Sunday. Temperatures will be below zero on Monday morning with wind chills to 20 below zero.

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