Nasty winter storm could be coming

Staff Report

A possible winter storm is heading to north central Ohio later this week that could bring heavy snow to some areas.

Here is what could happen, The National Weather Service says:

• A strong cold front is expected to move into the area Wednesday.

• Some areas could see heavy rain early Wednesday. Those areas could potentially see flooding.

• While there is some uncertainty, models show that the rain could transition into snow, freezing rain and sleet into Thursday.

Some models are calling for several inches of snow; others more significant amounts.

The weather service’s offices in Cleveland and Pittsburgh are “closely monitoring” the storm’s hard-to-predict route and impact.

The weather service warned as early as Saturday morning that a “significant” storm could sweep through the midwest from Tuesday afternoon through Friday morning.

Driving could become hazardous.

Check back for updates.

Staff Report