Santa is likely to get out of town just in time.
A powerful winter storm that is expected to bring dangerous weather to the South on Christmas Day will move up through Ohio on Wednesday and deliver a powerful punch.
Forecasters are predicting that Northeast Ohio will begin to see precipitation at about noon Wednesday, with the storm continuing into Thursday morning.
U.S. 224 could be a dividing line, with areas to the north expected to see snowfall of 6 inches to more than 20 inches, depending on the source of the prediction. Forecasts vary from local television, AccuWeather and the National Weather Service.
Areas to the south of U.S. 224 could have slightly warmer temperatures. If that’s the case, snowfall could be diminished by rain and sleet early in the storm.