CLEVELAND – Many eyes will be on the city of Cleveland as we are once again thrust into the national spotlight with the exciting NBA All-Star Weekend festivities planned for this weekend.
Here’s what to expect today and tomorrow.
We woke up to snow squalls this morning and falling temperatures. Snow showers are coming to an end, but some lake effect snow showers will be possible in our northern and eastern communities. Accumulation should be minor – 1 inch for most – but up to 3 inches in the snow belt. Lake effect strips of snow can reduce visibility and create slippery roads. The snow will stop by Saturday evening.
Otherwise, the rest of the area should be calm and COLD. It will be freezing and freezing all Saturday and into Sunday morning. Cleveland has already reached its high temperature for Saturday and has dropped into the upper 20’s and temperatures will remain steady through the afternoon. However, as the clouds thin out this evening, temperatures will drop even further. Prepare for single digits and low double digits tonight and wind chills in the single digits and even below zero. There is also a lot of wind and that makes the feeling even colder. Fortunately, the winds will ease a bit throughout the day.
WATCHES, WARNINGS AND ADVISORY
Flooding is still expected in parts of our viewing area Saturday for some rivers, and high winds could cause power outages, according to the National Weather Service.
The following areas are subject to a flood warning:
- Black River to Elyria – Lorain County
- Killbuck Creek at Killbuck – Holmes County
- Tuscarawas River at Massillon – Stark County
- Carroll County
- Stark County
- Trumbull County
- Tuscarawas County
Summit County – The Sheriff’s Office has issued a Level One Snow Emergency. The roads are dangerous. Drive with caution.
Several power outages were reported in the Cleveland area. Cuyahoga County has more than 2,200 customers without power, according to FirstEnergy.
Earlier today, Cleveland Public Power reported an outage at West Side Market. Power has since been restored.
Lake County – North Ridge Road between Blackmore and Perry Park roads is closed due to a broken utility pole, according to the sheriff’s office.
Trumbull County – According to ODOT, State Route 87 between State Route 534 and State Route 45 is closed. “When we say turn around, don’t drown, we mean it! It is very difficult to judge the depth of the water and the strength of the current. Please find an alternate route if you encounter a closed road due to high water,” says ODOT.
Ashtabula County — Plank Road in Windsor is closed due to flooding and ice on the roadway. Windsor authorities said they have previously cited people for drying off in front of road closure signs. “Two other vehicles were cited for driving around road closure signs on Plank Road last night. We were called because someone driving down South Windsor noticed 4 way turn signals on the plank. We will still respond to make sure all parties are safe but, you will still be cited if the roads are closed, so spread the word,” the Windsor Fire Department said.
Cold temperatures will also join us on Sunday morning. It will be freezing early on Sunday as the clouds part and give way to sunshine. With plenty of sunshine and winds moving south, temperatures will climb quickly on Sunday. Expect afternoon temperatures in the mid to even upper 40s. It will remain soft and calm at 8 p.m. for the All-Star Game.
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