CLEVELAND - 10:00 pm Update: A weak cold front is now off to our east in Western Pennsylvania. Some scattered snow flurry activity is evident on radar and will continue through the midnight hour. I don't expect much more than a dusting of snow. Temperatures will hover in the lower and middle 20s tonight and fall back to between about 15 degrees in rural areas to lower 20s in the bigger cities. Skies should begin to clear out from the west after midnight.
Friday will be dry. Skies will become mostly sunny. The weather that could get in your way will be the wind. Southwest winds gusting to 30 mph can be expected during the day. High temperatures will climb to near 30 degrees, but wind chills will make it feel much colder. Bundle up.
Slightly milder air moves in for Saturday. Expect high temperatures in the middle 30s with partly cloudy skies. Sunday should be even warmer as our January thaw begins. Highs will climb into the upper 30s to near 40 degrees. Scattered snow showers are possible during the day as another weakening cold front drops in.
1:16 pm Update: Scattered light snow showers are stretching from Lorain county northeast to Ashtabula county along the lakeshore. Expect these to continue and stay light through the rest of the afternoon. Any accumulations should stay less than and inch with most areas picking up less than a dusting.
11:45 am Update: We are now in the 20s and will stay here the rest of the day. Wind chills still holding in the teens so keep the layers on! In addition to the cold, we can't rule out a few snow showers. Any snow will be light and accumulations will stay minimal. Most areas will see a dusting at best.
8:00 am Update: Temperatures have warmed a few degrees this morning as winds increase. With a 5-10 mph breeze, wind chills are in the single digits. A few wind chill readings are below zero!
Expect morning sunshine for a few hours before clouds increase from the west. Very light scattered snow is possible this afternoon and evening as a weak clipper passes through Northeast Ohio. Accumulations will be light and non-disruptive for evening commuters. ____________ Due to clear skies and light winds this morning, it's even colder than yesterday! Widespread single digits are likely through 8 a.m. So far, Wooster is the coldest spot in Northeast Ohio at 1 degree BELOW zero! Clouds still lingering over Lake, Geauga, Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties will keep temperautres slightly warmer there.
With high pressure overhead, morning sunshine will greet many of you, helping to warm temperatures the low 20s by noon. Expect highs in the upper 20s later today.
A weak cold front moving through the Great Lakes will increase cloud cover shortly after lunchtime. As the cold front approaches Lake Erie, scattered light snow showers are likely, especially in eastern counties near the lake. Most areas will see under 1" of accumulation, with an isolated 2" total possible in the Snowbelt by early Friday.
Friday will be dry and partly sunny with highs in the mid-to-upper 20s. Slightly warmer air arrives Saturday ahead of our next weather system. Highs will hit 30 degrees.
Light snow will overspread Ohio Sunday as low pressure passes. Next week, look for warmer highs in the mid-to-upper 30s.
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