Continued winter weather expected to impact Northeast Ohio for the remainder of the week

The weather took a turn with a light dusting of snow and a sudden chill in the air.

Snowfall continues. Same pattern, same outcome.

January in Northeast Ohio typically adheres to a familiar pattern, and the year 2024 is no different.

The National Weather Service is forecasting an active weather pattern for the upcoming days, bringing frequent episodes of snowfall that could disrupt travel in northern Ohio.

Northern Ohio is expected to experience a winter storm watch starting at 1 a.m. Thursday until 1 a.m. Friday. However, Stark County in Ohio is under a hazardous weather outlook.

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The weather service has issued a warning stating that there is a possibility of heavy snowfall across the entire region.

According to the weather service, travel could pose significant challenges due to the hazardous conditions. They have stated that both the morning and evening commute may be impacted.

The temperatures will range from the teens to the 20s until Sunday, but they will increase above freezing by Monday.

How much snow will Canton get?

Get ready for some serious snowfall as a series of storm systems are set to bring significant amounts of snow to the region.

The National Weather Service predicts that there could be a snowfall ranging from 4 to 8 inches in Greater Akron starting Thursday and lasting until Friday night. Residents in the Canton area can anticipate approximately 4 inches of snow during this time.

Snow showers are forecasted to persist throughout Thursday, followed by another wave of general snow on Friday. The region can anticipate the snow showers to subside by 1 p.m. Saturday.

Sunday may see some sunshine, while there is a possibility of rain on Monday and Tuesday.

How are flights at Akron-Canton Airport impacted?

The extreme cold weather this week did not cause any disruptions to flights at Akron-Canton Airport.

Planes were getting ready to take off to Orlando, Florida, and Charlotte, North Carolina, where the temperature was measured at 54 degrees and 35 degrees, respectively, as Wednesday’s midday temperature stayed around 15 degrees.

“Despite the chilly temperatures, CAK is fully operational and open for business. Lisa Dalpiaz, the vice president of air service and business development, confirmed this in an email on Wednesday. She reassured that the runways are clear and there are no hindrances for aircraft to arrive or depart at the airport.”

According to an email statement, the spokesperson mentioned that weather conditions have affected other airports, which in turn has had an impact on the entire network. However, she reassured that the afternoon flights are currently running as per the schedule.

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