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The chance of snow Sunday night to Monday in the Akron-Canton region and eastern Ohio has increased from 60% to 90%, with possible accumulations of 4-6 inches in the Summit, Portage and Stark counties and more to the east.

The possibility of heavy snowfall has increased as winter storm Izzy moves into the area on Sunday, according to National Weather Service in Cleveland.

Storm on the way this way: Widespread snow is expected over northern Ohio Sunday night through Monday

The heaviest snow is likely to be over the Appalachians, but forecasters say the potential for snow accumulation in northeastern Ohio has been growing. Counties of southern and eastern Ohio to Pennsylvania have the greatest chance of seeing heavy snow.

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What remains unknown is the last trace of the storm, the exact western edge of accumulating snow, how much snow will fall, and the amount of sea effects that may follow.

A winter storm surge is in effect from Sunday night until Monday afternoon for Ohio counties bordering Pennsylvania, along with those directly south of Stark County.

Weather forecast for blizzard this weekend

Temperatures in the area are expected to approach 16 degrees on Friday night, with mostly cloudy skies on Saturday and temperatures in the mid-20s.

The sky is expected to be clear on Saturday night, with a minimum of around 9 degrees before temperatures return to around freezing on Sunday.

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The storm front is expected to move into the area later Sunday, with a 90% chance of light to moderate snowfall in large parts of the area with temperatures around 23 degrees.

Eric Marotta can be contacted at 330-541-9433 or emarotta@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter @MarottaEric.

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