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Wind Advisory Issued, More Snow Coming

The winds this morning are just the prelude to another one to two feet of snow, according to meteorologists

The National Weather Service has issues a wind advisory or Lake County, saying that winds are expected to be 20 to 30 mph Wednesday morning and gusts may getas fast as 45 mph.

And, though the wind advisory expires at about noon Wednesday, meteorologists warned that another wind storm may be coming Wednesday night.

Garfield Road is closed between Mentor Avenue and Johnnycake Ridge Road due to a tree falling on power lines and bringing down a utility pole across the road, according to the Mentor Police Facebook page.

Additionally, several areas are without power in thesSouthwest section of Mentor. The electric company is already on the scene.

Furthermore, the wind may just be a prelude to another winter storm.

The National Weather Service has also issued a lake effect snow watch, saying that the region will receive between one and two feet of snow between Wednesday and late Friday night.

The snow will be precipitated by a strong cold front that will cause an arctic airmass to settle over the region until the end of the week.

The lake effect snow is expected to begin overnight and get worse Thursday.

Meteorologists are saying that areas closest to the Lake Erie shoreline -- like parts of Mentor -- will likely be the most affected.

Areas further inland may get between six and 12 inches of snow. However, the shoreline could receive between one and two feet of snow.

Temperatures will drop down to the teens and 20s during this time period with the wind chill approaching zero on Thursday night and Friday morning.

If the wind or snow knocks down a tree or powerline in your area, please let me know and I'll update the story.

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