Wintry mix around Sunday morning; more potent ice storm arrives Monday

Ross Houston
February 14, 2021

Northeast Ohio could see as much as 9 inches of snow by Tuesday as snow showers will make their way into the area, according to the National Weather Service.

This for the expectation that we will see freezing rain (ice) and/or sleet during this time period, so it is not overly surprising that the weather service went ahead and issued this watch this morning.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY: Finally, it looks like sunshine will return for Friday and Saturday which will allow temperatures to climb back into the 40s and 50s each afternoon.

Portland, Oregon will get an inch of snow - while not seeming to be much to Midwesterners, it is as much as the city typically gets in a year, the NWS reported.

The heavy snow made for risky avalanche conditions in the many areas across the Olympics and Cascades mountain ranges, with large avalanches possible.

"Snowfall accumulations for most of the Texas Panhandle are expected to be between 5" to 10" for this weekend.

Brian Zevenbergen watched Saturday as a crew sawed up two large, ice-covered trees that had crashed across his driveway overnight, narrowly missing two cars parked there. Travel will be very risky as ice accumulates in the region.

However, this activity will not be as widespread as it will be on Monday, and impacts will be limited to confined areas.

Also, those bridges and overpasses will ice over before the surface ground roadways. There could be significant accumulations of snow, sleet and possibly freezing rain. Ice accumulations up to a half an inch are likely across our entire area and power outages are likely. Hopefully, you have an inside space where they can stay at least for tonight and Monday night. Travel conditions will remain very hard if you live along and west of I-65 Tuesday morning.

Partial sunshine expected on Tuesday, but still some uncertainties on how warm we get throughout the afternoon.

There will then be about a bit of break from the wintry precipitation Tuesday night into Wednesday, Feb. 17, which will be mostly sunny and cold, with a high temperature around 30 degrees.

Another storm system pushes through late Wednesday into Thursday (just a rain event).

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