Wood County down to level 1 snow alert

The Wood County sheriff has downgraded the weather advisory from level 2 to level 1.

Level 1 means roadways are hazardous, with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Drive very cautiously.

The Wood County Emergency Management Agency sent out a Saturday morning update. Wind chills will be -25F this morning “warming” to -10F to -20F this afternoon. Wind chills remain -10F to -20F through Sunday morning.

Wind gusts of 35 to 45 mph continue into this afternoon before subsiding more significantly tonight. Gusts may be higher near the lakeshore.

Patchy blowing and drifting snow continues in open areas today, which can lead to continued poor travel conditions.

Light snow may add a light dusting to half inch of fresh accumulation across parts of the area today, mainly this morning.

Lake effect snow may bring accumulations to lakeshore communities in eastern Lake, Ashtabula, and Erie counties tonight into Sunday. The highest confidence in this occurring is north of Interstate 90 and Interstate 86 in Erie County, Pennsylvania.

What has changed:

The wind chill warning expired at 10 this morning. It will be replaced by a wind chill advisory for the entire area through noon Sunday.

The winter storm warning has expired for the entire area.

A winter weather advisory has been issued along and west of Interstate 71 until 1 this afternoon for continued blowing and drifting snow.

A winter weather advisory has been issued for Lake and Ashtabula counties until 4 this afternoon for continued blowing and drifting snow.

A winter weather advisory has been issued for Erie County until 4 p.m. Sunday for a combination of continued blowing and drifting snow today, and lake effect snow in northern portions of the county tonight and Sunday.