A winter storm and lake effect snow could drop 3 inches of snow across portions of northern Summit and Portage counties tonight and less to the south.

A total of 6 to 8 inches of snow may fall by mid-week, the National Weather Service predicts.

The forecast for Twinsburg calls for 1 to 3 inches tonight, another 1 to 3 inches Tuesday night and 2 to 4 inches on Wednesday. Aurora’s forecast is very similar, with a bit less snow predicted Wednesday.

One inch of accumulation is expected in other sections of Portage and Summit tonight.

In Akron for Monday, the National Weather Service said rain is likely before before 1 p.m., followed by snow showers. Morning temperatures in the 40s will begin to fall, reaching around 35 by 5 p.m.

The chance of precipitation is 90 percent with little to no snow accumulation expected into the early evening.

Nighttime snow showers are expected to begin before 10 p.m. with new snow accumulation of less than an inch possible in Akron. Then on Tuesday morning, the weather service said new snow accumulation of less than half an inch is possible in the city. Show showers are likely during the day with less than half an inch possible.