While a winter weather advisory has been posted for most of the Oil Region, the National Weather Service has issued a lake effect snow warning for Erie and Crawford Counties and for parts of northeastern Ohio.
Those areas could see between 10 and 20 inches of snow by Wednesday morning.
The KQW forecast for this part of the Oil Region calls for about half of that much accumulation, or 5 to 10 inches, with 1-to-2 inches expected Monday, 2-to-4 inches of additional accumulation Monday night and another 2-to-4 inches on Tuesday.
The advisory for our area runs from noon Monday until about daybreak Wednesday, and will include a wind chill advisory from 10:00 PM Monday until 11:00 AM Wednesday. Wind chill factor readings of as low as minus 9 are possible with actual nighttime temperatures dropping into the single digits on Monday and Tuesday nights, and daytime highs on only 11 on Tuesday and 14 on Wednesday.