Saturday Snow Information (Friday Evening Update)

TOLEDO, Ohio (13abc Action News) - 4:50pm Friday 12/8/17 - 4:50pm

Our clipper continues to slow down and will be fighting some very dry air in the atmosphere as it enters NW Ohio. This has reduced the expected snow accumulation by around 1/2".

Snow totals are now expected to range between 1/2" and 1" throughout the area. Just enough to make it look like the Holidays. Use caution if you plan to travel...roads could be a bit slick.

-Chief Meteorologist Jay Berschback

UPDATE Friday 12/8/17-4am

Saturday's storm has slowed down by several hours. Snow is expected to start closer to daybreak on Saturday and will continue off and on through the day. Snow totals will be around 1" on average across the area. 1-2" of snow is possible northwest of Toledo. It will become breezy and cold Saturday evening.

Meteorologist Ross Ellet
UPDATE Thursday 12/7/17 - 6:45pm

No major changes to pass along this evening.

Snow is still expected to begin after 2am Saturday. The bulk of accumulating snow will fall in the morning with additional snow showers possible in the afternoon. Most areas are still looking at 1"-2" of total accumulation. Please see the posted graphic for the timeline and the latest accumulation Predictor by the Hour forecast map.

-Chief Meteorologist Jay Berschback
UPDATE Thursday 12/7/17 - 7am

The first snowfall of the season is still on track. The flakes should start falling around 2am on Saturday morning. Snow will taper to flurries by mid to late morning. Most of the area will see about 1-2" of accumulation. The highest snow totals will stay along and northwest of US 24. 2-3" of snow is possible in Lenawee and Monroe Counties.

Stay with 13abc for more updates.

-Meteorologist Ross Ellet

UPDATE Wednesday 12/6/17 - 11:30pm

Quick update.

The timing of the snow has moved up a few hours Saturday. It looks like the most likely time for snow is now 2am-2pm. We should dry out by the late afternoon. Still looking at 1"-2" of total accumulation.

Stay with 13abc for more updates.

-Chief Meteorologist Jay Berschback

Wednesday 12/6/17 - 7pm

A dusting of snow is possible Thursday, but most areas will see more than a dusting on Saturday. This won't be a large winter storm, but it'll be our first "real" accumulation of the season.

We're currently tracking a fast-moving clipper-type system in Canada that will be moving through Ohio and Michigan Saturday. This clipper is expected to leave behind 1"-2" of snow in most areas with heavier amounts in the central and western portion of Michigan (lake effect plus the clipper).

I've attached the timeline and snow accumulation map for Saturday. It's only Wednesday, so there may be some adjustments to the forecast over the next three days. Right now, this is the forecast to help you plan around the incoming weather.

With snow falling and accumulating Saturday, roads could become slick, especially bridges and overpasses. Please allow extra time if you have plans to travel on Saturday. This will be the first snow of the season that could affect road conditions.

As always, stay with the 13abc First Warning Storm Team and for more updates. We'll be updating this thread at least twice a day until the snow ends Saturday evening.

-Chief Meteorologist Jay Berschback