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Saturday Storm Update - 10:00 a.m.

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Despite the fact that it's almost April (come Tuesday), more snow is in the forecast today. It's not a major snow storm nor will it stick around as long, but it's worth detailing.

The first miniature piece of the storm is already arriving to Fort Wayne, Bryan and Hillsdale. This part will not impact everyone and we're already seeing a wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow. The second, larger piece will come up from the southwest in just a couple of hours. Toledo itself and most areas east of I-75 will not see snow or rain until after noon.

Still, those in our southeastern counties will be under a winter weather advisory for enhanced afternoon snowfall. Those counties include Erie, Seneca, Huron and Wyandot.  

Colder north winds will drop temperatures through late morning, allowing for a gradual transition from snow to rain to snow again.   That timing combined with better southern moisture means that areas along and east of the Sandusky River will receive more snow.  

The March sun angle is getting progressively higher.   That makes it tough for snow to accumulate on roadways, which absorb more heat.   While you should expect slushy roadways, it's not likely to be as treacherous as mid-winter storms.  

Much of this won't even reach Toledo until early afternoon, so most early outdoor plans are perfectly fine.   The change-over back to snow should happen by mid-afternoon in the east.   Heavier banding will also form then, so roads are likely to be rougher in the east by mid-afternoon, as well.  

This all leaves tonight and warmth arrives tomorrow!

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