The storm will bring the risk of snow and rain. The precipitation type depends on the track of the storm.

Why the winter storm is a tricky one for the Youngstown, Ohio region

A rain/snow mix has moved into the Valley this morning. Areas along and north of I-80 will experience more snow while areas south of I-80 will see more rain mixing into the snow this morning.

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Eventually, the rain/snow line will split the viewing area in half with rain south of I-80 and snow north of I-80. Temperatures will continue to stay above freezing, so any snow accumulations will stay contained to grassy surfaces.

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Later this afternoon, the low pressure center will push further to the east and a northwest wind will bring colder air back into the Valley. This will change rain back over to light snow showers across the area and additional light snow accumulations will be possible areawide.

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Timing out the winter storm and looking at snow totals

Today: Snow and rain through morning, especially along and south of I-80. Moderate wet snow possible north of I-80.

Forecast snowfall totals through tonight

The rain and snow has started across the Valley this morning. The precipitation will likely stay as snow all day today along and north of I-80. Thankfully, temperatures above freezing combined with a strong March sun should prevent any problems on the roadways.

You can expect a heavy, wet snow as temperatures will remain near the 32°F mark. It will be slushy, wet snow to shovel.

The best chance for accumulating snow will be along and north of I-80 where temperatures will stay cold enough for a longer period snow during the entire event. In these locations, around an inch of snow is possible.

Total Snowfall Accumulation:
Columbiana County – Little to no accumulation
Mahoning County – Light coating possible
Lawrence County – Light coating possible
Trumbull County – 1-2″ in northern areas possible
Mercer County – 1-2″ in northern areas possible
High: upper 30s to low-40s

A look at estimated snowfall totals from the late winter storm.

Temperatures will stay cold through the weekend and into next week with more lake effect snow expected. Winter is trying to hold on this year.