WATCH | A frigid, snowstorm is forecast to sweep across parts of northern and central Ohio on Sunday.
Temperatures will drop to about 20 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the National Weather Service.
The storm could cause power outages, and the National Guard is urging people to stay home.
“There’s going to be some icy roads, and some icy highways,” said Sgt. Brian Koval, with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
“There’s some power outage problems and other problems.
Snow is going to continue to fall for the first few days of the weather event, so stay inside.””
You’re going to have to stay indoors for the next few days.
Snow is going to continue to fall for the first few days of the weather event, so stay inside.”
The forecast call comes as more than 4 inches of snow is forecast across parts, including portions of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York, according the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
The weather service issued a flash flood watch for parts of the region as of 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, and a flood warning for parts for the day from 1 p.p.m., until 6 p.y.
For New York City, the city’s water department tweeted it will shut down the New York River between Staten Island and the Brooklyn Bridge for at least one hour Sunday.
The National Weather Services says a strong front is expected to move through central and northern Ohio.
The snowstorm also will be associated with low pressure over southern and eastern Pennsylvania and northern and eastern Kentucky, the weather service said.
The front will pass through the New England area around the same time as a cold front is moving through the western U.S.