Snow Ending This Evening

TOLEDO, OH (WTVG) – 7pm Thursday 3/1/18 Update:
TONIGHT
Snow showers will continue this evening with total snow accumulations ranging from a dusting in the southwest to over 4" near the lake. North winds will become northwesterly and could still gust over 40 mph through late tonight. Skies becoming partly cloudy.

FRIDAY MORNING
Dry and breezy conditions are expected for Friday morning. Watch for slick spots due to the slush and water from yesterday freezing overnight as temps will dip into the upper 20s by sunrise. Otherwise, Friday will be bright and breezy with highs in the mid to upper 30s.

-Chief Meteorologist Jay Berschback
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Thursday 1:30 p.m. update from Ben & Ross:

The change-over to snow north of the Turnpike is just a short time away. It will begin shortly after 2:00 p.m. around the Michigan/Ohio line. Snow will be heavy, with 1"-2" per hour falling in very wet, very heavy, very large flakes. This will make driving hard, because you won't be able to see much. That will be the case from 3:00-6:00 p.m. in the Toledo metro area.

Snow will be heaviest in Monroe, Lenawee and coastal Ottawa and Erie Counties. Winds should gust to 50 mph for a while on the Marblehead and Catawba Island areas. Gusts should be more in the 40 mph range for Toledo and areas west of I-75. Just a few minutes ago, Indianapolis registered a 44 mph gust; that's the kind of thing we'll deal with late this afternoon locally.

Thursday 3/1/18 - 6:20am Update:

The approaching storm system has shifted south overnight, and that means heavy snow is now likely north of US 6. Heavy rain will change to heavy snow between 2pm and 4pm today. The heaviest snow of the season could fall between 3pm and 6pm with snow rates around 1-2" per hour. Light to moderate snow is expected between 6pm and 11pm. Snow should end around midnight for most. Snow totals are expected to be in the 3-6" range north of US 6. 1-3" of snow is possible in Ottawa, Findlay, and Tiffin. Less than 1" of snow is expected in southern Hancock and Wyandot Counties. Winds are expected to gust between 35 to 45 mph for most of the area. Top gusts will be around 50 mph near the lakeshore. -Meteorologist Ross Ellet
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Wednesday 2/28/18 - Evening Update

Three big weather factors for Thursday: RAIN...SNOW...WIND

RAIN
Rain showers are likely for the morning drive with a steady, heavier, rain expected by late morning. Temperatures will hold steady in the upper 30s. Around 1" of rain expected.

SNOW
The rain will become snow between 12pm-3pm in most areas. Initially, the snow will melt as it hits the ground, but the snow will eventually begin to accumulate. Snow accumulations will begin on the grass and rooftops with the pavement being relatively warm from the warm weather past couple days. Roads could become slick in the evening as temps fall closer to freezing. Snow accumulations of a trace to 1" in the south, 1" to 2" in the central part of the area and over 2" of snow possible in parts of SE Michigan.

WIND
Winds will shift around to the northeast and become very gusty Thursday afternoon and evening. Sustained winds will increase to 20-30 mph and gusts up to 50 mph are possible (especially near Lake Erie). Wind speeds will fall off as the precipitation moves out Thursday night.

Stay with 13abc and 13abc.com for more weather information.

-Chief Meteorologist Jay Berschback
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Wednesday 2/28/18 - 7:45am Update:

Rain will become heavy at times for the morning commute on Thursday. Rain totals are still expected to range from 0.75" to 1.25" on average. Rain is expected to start after 3am Thursday morning. Showers will switch over to snow during the afternoon.

Snow showers are likely into Thursday evening. Around 1-2" of slushy snow accumulation is expected by early Friday morning for most of the area. Snow totals will be in the 2-4" range for northern Monroe, Lenawee, and Hillsdale Counties. Less than 1" of snow is expected south of US 6.

The developing storm on Thursday will create a lot of wind Thursday evening. Wind gusts between 40-45 mph are likely across the area, but top gusts late in the evening will be around 50 mph near the lake. Stay with 13abc for storm updates. -Meteorologist Ross Ellet

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Tuesday 2/27/18 - 10:45pm

After three days with plentiful sunshine, our weather is about to get very active...very quickly.

Light rain showers are expected Wednesday with heavier rain likely Thursday morning. Rain totals will range from 0.75" to 1.25". Cold air, and a gusty north/northwest wind, will move in Thursday afternoon changing the rain to snow. Temperatures will fall into the lower to mid 30s by late Thursday afternoon/evening.

Right now, it is still a bit too early to determine the exact amount of snow accumulation. Our computer models are still showing a wide range in possibilities. It all depends on how fast the cold air can change any rain to snow.

One thing we know for sure...it's going to get quite windy with northwest wind gusts over 40 mph possible Thursday evening and Thursday night. Plan on slower than normal driving conditions late Thursday. The precipitation will end well before the Friday morning drive, but the precipitation from Thursday could still have an impact on the early commute Friday.

Please stay with 13abc and 13abc.com for more information as the new month begins with a ROAR!

-Chief Meteorologist Jay Berschback