First snow of the winter hits the Valley

With the passing of a strong cold front Saturday, colder temperatures are now rushing into northeast Ohio from the west

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The Valley is getting its first taste of winter.

With the passing of a strong cold front Saturday, colder temperatures are now rushing into northeast Ohio from the west. This will continue until temperatures drop below freezing tonight.

As the temperatures continue to drop, there will be off and on rain and snow showers throughout the afternoon and evening until it changes to snow later on. There also could be some sleet mixed in at times, as that boundary layer moves further eastward and it gets colder.

For the rest of Saturday, you can expect the snow to move in through this evening and be off and on throughout Saturday night. Preliminary totals suggest that the northern counties can expect the most snow due to lake effect.

The lake effect snow will kick up overnight and last through the day Sunday.

Mercer County is expected to get most, with 1-3 inches in some locations through the weekend. In parts of Trumbull and Lawerence County, it will taper as you move west to 1-2 inches. Meanwhile, Youngstown and Mahoning County could also see around an inch, while you can expect trace-1 inch in Columbiana County.