Lake Effect Snow Watch on display in Northeast Ohio

A Lake Effect snow warning has been issued for Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake counties.

CLEVELAND — A Lake Effect Snow Warning has been issued for several counties in Northeast Ohio as snow accumulation is expected this weekend.

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The Lake Effect snow warning is in effect from 8:00 p.m. Saturday to 7:00 p.m. Sunday for the following counties:

  • Ashtabula
  • Cuyahoga
  • geauga
  • lake

3News’ Payton Domschke urges anyone traveling or planning to travel early for Thanksgiving on Sunday to plan ahead as the roads will be difficult to navigate.

“Travel beginning late tonight and into tomorrow will again not be ideal for I-90 through the snow belt (even near the Cleveland metro area),” Domschke said. “If you work at the weekend or your loved ones come early over the holiday week, please make sure you share this message with them as well.”

“Travelling could be very difficult,” according to the National Weather Service. “Snow flying areas could significantly reduce visibility.”

A winter weather advisory was also issued for Trumbull County. The notice applies from Saturday 8 p.m. to Sunday 7 p.m.

Areas of the primary and secondary snow belts in northeast Ohio are expected to be hardest hit by this blizzard.

Districts under a lake effect snow alert could potentially see snow accumulations of six to 12 inches.


This weekend’s snowstorm comes just days after areas in Ashtabula County experienced heavy lake-effect snow, with some areas seeing more than a foot of accumulation.

Outside of Northeast Ohio, Buffalo, New York is experiencing a major snowstorm that has already dumped several feet this weekend.

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The Buffalo snowstorm prompted the NFL to move the Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills game from New York to Detroit, Michigan.

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