CLEVELAND - 10 p.m. update: Temperatures are plummeting! Snow is done for the day. Skies will be partly cloudy\ this evening and overnight. Temperatures have been hovering around 20 degrees all day with winds chills in the lower teens. The cold will stay for tonight with temperatures bottoming out in the lower and middle teens by dawn on Monday. A few spots inland will drop close to the zero degree mark!
As milder air starts its journey north, I expect winds to shift around to the southwest during the Monday morning rush hour. That when temperatures should jump quickly into the 30s by noon and into the lower and middle 40s by the afternoon rush hour. Skies will be partly to mostly sunny for much of the day.
A strong low pressure system will move northeast towards lower Michigan Monday night. We will stay on the warm side of this storm first. That means rain likely Monday night with perhaps a clap or two of thunder in our southern counties.
On Tuesday, a strong cold front marches east through the state. I expect rain to change over to snow during the day as the colder air slides in. High temperatures on Tuesday will be reached during the morning hours. We should get close to 40 again before temperatures begin to fall through the 30s during the afternoon. Scattered snow showers plus windy conditions are likely for the Tuesday afternoon rush hour. That could slow you down a bit as you travel. Stay tuned!
2:35 p.m. update: Partly sunny Sunday afternoon with an additional inch of snow possible. Highs will be in the lower 20s with the snow chance holding steady at 60 percent. Sunday morning wind chills were as low as 2 below. Sunday night, partly cloudy and lows near 16 degrees.
Monday (Washington's birthday): Partly sunny and not as cool as Sunday with temps in the lower 40s. Monday night, rain and breezy with lows in the mid-30s. Wind gusts around 30 mph with a 90 percent chance of rain.
10 a.m. update: Scattered lake effect snow showers will gradually taper to flurries this morning. Additional accumulations should be an inch or less in most spots. Temperatures today will struggle into the middle 20s for highs this afternoon.
Overnight, clouds pushing out and dropping temps will give us another arctic start to the work week. Temperatures Monday morning will be in the upper teens. But only briefly. We'll hit the lower 40s Monday afternoon. But again, the cold air won't stay away for long.
Throughout Tuesday, another blast of cold air will be setting up to our west. Rain will start the day, followed by strong winds and much colder air. The rain will change over to snow Tuesday afternoon and linger into the evening. Plan on a messy commute to and from work Tuesday.
We'll dry out Wednesday but we stay cold and in the 20s through the middle part of the week.
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