Northeast Ohio preps for the first snow of the season

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — We are looking at the season’s first accumulating lake-effect snowfall of the season. It’s looking like the usual high ground areas of the primary snow belt will see at least a few inches of snow by Sunday!

A Wind Advisory has been issued for Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Lake and Lorain counties until 4 p.m. Sunday.  Peak gusts will increase from around 35 mph this morning to in excess of 45 mph this evening.

Motorists should use caution while traveling during the advisory.

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Ground temperatures are very warm, so the snow will initially melt before temperatures drop into the 20s later tonight.

The Ohio Department of Transportation says they are ready for the official start of the snow and ice season this weekend.

They have spent weeks getting ready to make sure you stay safe on the roads.

ODOT says, starting at noon on Saturday, 40 crews will be staffed in Cuyahoga County; eleven crews in Lake County; and Geauga County will be ready as well.

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Sixty-two trucks will salt and clear any possible snow that may accumulate on the roadways throughout the weekend.

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Here is the snowfall numbers from late Saturday through early Monday on a forecast map.