More snow is headed to the Erie region on Monday, and it will come with high winds.
The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a winter storm watch until Tuesday morning. Up to eight inches of snow is possible for northern Erie County, and winds could gust to 40 mph.
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Details on any travel restrictions will be communicated via variable roadway message boards and at 511PA.com and smartphone apps. Motorists can also sign up for alerts on the website.
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For Sunday, there will be rain and snow showers before 4 p.m. with temperatures around 40. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Temperatures then drop into the low 20s and the National Weather Service expects heavy lake-effect snow beginng Monday morning. Expect moderate to heavy snowfall begins before sunrise Monday, continuing through the afternoon. Blowing and drifting of snow may become a significant issue by Monday afternoon. Tuesday’s high will be about 25 with less chance of snow.
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This article originally appeared on Erie Times-News: Erie weather: Winter storm warning issued until Tuesday