The WNWO Weather Team continues to monitor a developing winter storm that will impact our area through the weekend.
Crawford, Hancock, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Wyandot counties are all under a Winter Storm Watch Saturday.
Saturday will bring with it some warmer temperatures, but only briefly. Numbers will warm into the low 30s by early in the afternoon before they begin falling into the evening as a cold front pushes south across the area.
That cold front will bring a chance for some snow showers as it beats against the milder air that will have tried to move back in.
The real push of snow will come well after sunset Saturday night. In fact, most early to mid-evening activities should be just fine. But as the evening wears on, snow will begin to take center stage.
Most of the snow with this system will fall in a 12 to 16 hour window...mainly overnight Saturday night into Sunday afternoon. The snow will be lighter for the late afternoon Sunday, but looks to maybe pick back up a little into the early evening before tapering off late Sunday night.
Snow showers will dot your early Monday.
All said and done, the biggest impact from this storm looks to be well to the south toward the I-70 corridor across central Ohio.
Most of NW Ohio will see snow totals in the range of 3" to 5" by Monday morning. Slightly higher amounts, in the 5" to 7" range, look to fall in the southern portion of the WNWO viewing area. As of Friday evening we are drawing that line from central Van Wert county eastward through central Putnam and Hancock counties into southern Seneca County.
Minor changes in storm track or storm intensity could greatly alter our going forecast, so we urge you to stay tuned as things develop through the weekend.