10:30 pm Update: Light lake effect snow showers continue to move onshore across the snowbelt. They will gradually fade away through the morning rush hour on Friday. Satellite maps show thick cloud cover along and east of Interstate 71. This is in response to a weak cold front sliding east into Western Pennsylvania. West of I-71, behind the front, skies are clear to partly cloudy. As the front pulls away, we could see some breaks in the overcast this evening. Computer forecasts still want to pump out a snow flurry or two east of Cleveland this evening. Think the rest of the area will remain dry as much colder air spills into Ohio tonight. Evening temperatures will fall quickly into the 20s by 8pm. Overnight lows will bottom out in the middle and upper teens area-wide.
Friday looks dry and seasonable. High temperatures will climb up into the lower and middle 30s. Skies will be partly to mostly sunny.
Temperatures get a brief bump upwards on Saturday ahead of our major arctic cold front. Look for highs into the 40 to 45 degree range with increasing clouds. It will also be breezy during the day as the cold air gets wound up and ready to spill into the area on Sunday.
Scattered snow showers are likely Sunday as the cold front advances southward into Ohio. Windy conditions will likely provide quite a sting when you go outside during the day. High temperatures will reach up to near 28 degrees during the day. Snow totals will likely stay below an inch for most of the area.
Much colder air invades for next week. I don't expect high temperatures to make it out of the teens Monday and Tuesday, and possibly, even Wednesday. Lake effect snows may also be an issue for us Monday & Tuesday as well. Overnight lows will fall back into the single digits for the first half of the week.
12:15 pm Update: Temperatures have warmed into the middle 30s this afternoon as we wait patiently for the colder air. A cold front will push south across the state this afternoon followed by the cooler air. Expect temperatures to drop through the 30s, 20 and into the teens overnight along with isolated light snow showers. Any accumulations should stay minimal so the only impact the weather will have on your Friday morning will be the cold! Wind chill swill be near 10º as you head out the door, grab the heavy coat!
A weak cold front will dissipate over Northeast Ohio this morning. The front may spark a few flurries, but I'm not expecting much. Expect cloudy skies and temperatures near 30 degrees for the morning commute.
Clouds will stick around this afternoon, keeping temperatures in the low 30s. Colder air arrives tonight, dropping lows to the upper teens.
Friday will be quiet as high pressure briefly builds in from the west. Highs will hover near 30 degrees again.
Want warmer weather? You're in luck for one day! Saturday will be the warmest day of the week with highs in the mid-40s. However, an arctic front will plow through the Great Lakes early Sunday, dropping temperatures to the 20s.
The cold blast also comes with a chance of light snow Sunday and Monday. Lake effect snow showers may develop Monday night.
The core of cold air moves overhead Tuesday. Expect highs in the teens and lows in the single digits. Scattered snow showers are possible Tuesday through Wednesday morning.
Temperatures will gradually warm to the 20s by the end of next week.
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