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Winter storm warning issued through Wednesday morning for Mahoning Valley

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The National Weather Service today issued a winter storm warning for the Mahoning Valley that will remain in effect from 7 p.m. today until 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Earlier the region was under a winter storm watch.

A warning means the region will experience significant severe weather that could be a threat to life and property.

According to the NWS, rain will change to snow late this afternoon as temperatures fall to around 30. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Expect snow tonight with accumulations up to 3 inches. Much colder with lows around 17.

On Monday, the forecast calls for heavy snow, with additional accumulations of up to 5 inches.

Brisk and much colder with highs in the lower 20s on Monday. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph.

Snow is also likely Tuesday and Wednesday.

Up to 2 feet of snow may be possible in some areas of the Valley, particularly northern Trumbull County.