1 to 3 inches of snow expected by the morning

By David Skolnick



Mahoning Valley residents should wake up today to about 1 to 3 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

The snow should hit the entire region with the snowbelt areas of Trumbull and Mercer counties getting the worst of it, said Jess Briganti, weather anchor for “WFMJ Today,” the morning show of 21 WFMJ-TV.

“We’re not talking ‘Snow-mageddon,’ but it’s a morning where you don’t need to rush,” she said. “You could see snow showers going to work, but it’s not a blizzard.”

Snow is expected to fall in the morning and afternoon, with some areas getting an additional 1 to 3 inches of snow, said Tom King, a NWS meteorologist.

“Some areas might not see any additional snow [today], and others may get a moderate amount,” he said. “It will taper off by” nighttime.

There’s a 50 percent chance of snow tonight, King said.

But Briganti said most of the area won’t see more snow this afternoon, except, perhaps, the snowbelt.

The NWS reported 0.4 of an inch of snow Friday at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Vienna, where it tracks the Valley’s official weather temperatures and precipitation accumulations.

That was the first official snowfall of the year, even though none to little snow fell that day in Mahoning County.

The NWS forecast for Wednesday is for it to be partly cloudy with a high of 33 degrees. There is no snow in the long-range forecast to Sunday.

“We’re at the beginning of the [winter] season,” King said. “It’s getting to be about that time of the year when the snow starts to fall.”

The weather service expects this month to be a typical November in terms of snowfall, 3.6 inches, and temperature, 41.5 degrees.

The first snowfall last year was 1.5 inches Nov. 24.

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