The snow is out, the cold is back

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TOLEDO, OH (13abc Action News) – 12/14/17 5am Update:
The snow has come to an end, and sunshine is expected to return. However, the cold will settle in through the day Thursday with highs in the upper teens to low 20s. The wind chill is in the single digits once again to start off the morning.
-Meteorologist Ross Ellet
12/13/17 10:40 p.m. UPDATE:

Snow already on ground (so far):

Monroeville (Huron County, OH): 3.0"
La Salle: 3.0"
Ottawa Hills: 2.5"
Sylvania: 2.5"
Toledo: 2.5"
Perrysburg: 2.0"
Findlay: 2.0"
Napoleon: 2.0"
Ottawa: 1.2"
Columbus Grove: 1.0"

The snow will continue for the next couple of hours and wind down between 12am-2am from west to east. Winds will shift to the north and gust up to 20 mph increasing the chances for blowing and drifting snow. Also, be prepared for wind chills near zero in the morning.

-Jay Berschback and Ben Cathey
12/13/17: 5:55pm Update

Our second batch of snow has arrived. This second wave of snow will be more intense and last longer than this morning's light snow.
The snow will continue through around midnight before moving to the east. Most areas will receive 1"-3" of total snow with lighter amounts in the south and heavier amounts to the north. Please see the attached map for more details.
Expect untreated roads to be snow covered this evening. Please allow extra time for travel.

-Jay Berschback
12/13/17 - 6:45am Update:
Light snow is expected to begin between 8 and 10am. The first batch of snow should end by 1pm with snow totals under 1". Early to mid-afternoon will be mostly dry, but heavy bursts of snow should return in time for the evening commute. The heaviest snow is expected between 4-7pm. The snow will end by midnight tonight. 1-3" of snow is expected for most of the area. Paulding, Lima, and Ottawa may see less than 1" overall. Northern Lenawaee County, Monroe County, and the islands should get 3-4" total by late tonight.
12/13/17 - 12:15am Update

The latest forecast has dropped the accumulation forecast by 1/2" in most areas (please see new map above). We're still looking at a burst of snow mid to late morning and then another round of snow in the afternoon and evening.

-Jay Berschback

12/12/17 - 7:15pm Update

Snow is expected to develop around/after 9am Wednesday from west to east. Snow likely for several hours with a break from the snow for much of NW Ohio in the early afternoon as a wedge of dry air works into the area from the southwest (the snow will continue in SE Michigan). More snow is expected in the late afternoon and evening.

Storm totals will range from around 1" in the far south to over 6" in SE Michigan. The band of heavy snow should stay just north of the state line.

Stay with 13abc and for updates as the storm approaches.

-Chief Meteorologist Jay Berschback
Get your shovels ready! Our next clipper is gaining strength and will likely bring the highest snow total so far in this young snow season. The flakes are expected to start falling around noon on Wednesday. Moderate snow will likely cause slick roads in time for the evening commute, and snow should move out of the area around Midnight Wednesday night. The latest storm track brings the highest snow totals across Monroe County with 3-5" possible. 2-4" of snow is expected for the majority of the area. 1-2" is expected south and west of Findlay. The snow will come with a lot of cold as well. Highs on Wednesday will stay in the middle 20s. Temperatures could drop down into the upper single digits on Thursday morning. Highs on Thursday should stay in the teens. Stay with 13abc for the latest updates. -Meteorologist Ross Ellet