Erie, PA (WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com) — Heavy snow and blowing snow will continue through the region, especially this morning. Driving will be difficult in the morning, with some roads almost impassable. Plenty of drifting snow as winds will gust to 35 mph at times. Snow is a high moisture snow, which may cause some falling tree branches and possible power lines down in some areas

The heaviest snow tapers off by late morning, but areas of lake effect snow develop by late Monday, with several inches possible in sustained areas of lake effect snow.

Snowfall forecast through Monday night.

This will be an area-wide 8-14 inch snow fall, with the highest snow totals over much of Erie, Chautauqua, northern and western Crawford and Ashtabula counties, with anywhere from 10-16″ possible, as areas of lake effect snow develop late Monday into Monday night.

Here’s what to expect this morning:

Storm timeline.