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Winter storm drops less snow than anticipated
Wind chills are expected to hit single digits over night
Story by LYNDSEY SCHLEY


 
Winter storms caused school closings across the area, but the storm dropped less snow than anticipated.
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Northeast Ohio snowfall totals are likely to be less than anticipated for the latest winter storm, but it is not over yet.

Kristen Schepel is a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Cleveland. She says a band of snow from the west is likely to move through northeast Ohio in the next couple of hours and drop one to three inches.

But she says a bit of dry air saved some areas.

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“Earlier today, there was a pocket of dry air that worked its way into the Akron, Wooster and Youngstown area," Schepel says. "That prevented those areas from receiving the earlier snowfall amounts that we thought they were going to receive. So, consequently the storm total snowfall amounts are going to be much less than originally anticipated.”

Schepel says lows may reach to the single digits tonight. This may lead to wind chill advisories for this evening.

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