(WKBN) – A major winter storm is moving through the region.
Will the storm be strong?
This storm is a powerful system that has produced snow, rain and strong wind across the country.
High wind will be possible
Winds gusts up to 50 miles per hour remain possible through this morning. The wind will cause dangerous wind chills to continue.
A cold Christmas weekend expected
This storm is pushing frigid arctic air across the country. Wind Chill readings will continue to be as low as -20° to -30° this morning morning. Wind chills slowly begin improving during the day but will remain below zero until tomorrow afternoon.
Is heavy snow expected?
Locally, snow showers will be light today but impactful blowing snow is likely. Heavy snow has developed along the Great Lakes with the frigid air in place but winds will keep the majority of that lake effect out of our area. We will continue watching for occasional snow showers or flurries that won’t add up to much more than an isolated half inch to one inch at most. However, blowing snow will continue and keep the risk for slick roads high throughout Christmas Eve into Christmas Day.
What to expect in Youngstown, Ohio into Christmas weekend
Christmas Eve Day: Frigid and windy with a chance for snow showers. Blowing snow likely, keeping risk for slick spots high. Additional snow accumulation of a trace up to an isolated 1″ possible. Gusty winds keep wind chills as low as -20° to -30° in the morning, improving to -10° to -20° in the afternoon. Highs will only be around 8°.
Christmas Eve Night: Frigid and windy. A few snow showers or flurries possible with little accumulation expected. Winds remain gusty, driving wind chills down to -5° to -15°. Lows will be around 4°.
Christmas Day: Scattered clouds. An isolated snow shower or flurry possible. Winds will be blustery but not as gusty as the previous two days. Highs warm to around 15° with wind chills between 5° to -5° through the day.