Sunday, September 24, 2017 Elyria 90°


It could get bad outside, real bad


An ice storm could be brewing just to the west of Lorain County and the National Weather Service is warning it might hit hard by mid-evening – if temperatures drop low enough.
A winter weather advisory is in effect through midnight as a miserable swirl of half-ice, half-rain moves over the entire northern half of Ohio.
Freezing rain is supposed to berate our area this afternoon and into the night, changing to snow and a coating of ice late Tuesday, the service said. Overnight snowfall could amount to about an inch.
That`s not the end to the county`s nasty weather problems, though.
A flood watch is also in effect as the Black River in Elyria rose to two feet above flood levels at 5 a.m. The water could rise as high as 13 feet this afternoon, washing over low-lying roads in Elyria and Carlisle Township near Ford Road and the Elyria Country Club.

Highs in the 40s Monday led to a melt-off that saturated the ground and made flooding a concern, the weather service said.
A low of 27 degrees is expected overnight and temperatures should hover around the freezing point Wednesday when the forecast calls for a 30 percent chance of flurries and wind gusts up to 24 mph.

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