Forecast: More Sunshine expected Sunday but temperatures stay cold before snow arrives Monday

CLEVELAND - I'm Meteorologist Jason Nicholas continuing our weather web coverage today.  For more weather updates, follow me on Twitter @ JasonNweather and also on Facebook here.

We'll see quiet weather for the rest of your Sunday with lows dipping into the upper 20s and low 30s. Light snow (trace - 2 inches) will begin to fall Monday afternoon.

After light snow Monday night into Tuesday, all eyes shift to the winter storm moving towards us Wednesday. Right now, it looks like areas across central Ohio could see the most snow, but this can change as the track changes. But, it does look like many spots of our area will get a decent shot of snow Wed into Thurs.

Great shopping weather today! After an afternoon full of sunshine today and highs in the middle 30s, skies tonight will remain mostly clear. Temperatures will fall back into the middle and upper 20s. Grab the a warm coats for that holiday party.

A weak low pressure system will slide northeast across Ohio on Christmas Eve. Light snow will likely develop ahead of the low during the afternoon. Where the snow persists, totals will range between a dusting to maybe as much as 2 inches. As slightly warmer air creeps in during the afternoon, a little sleet or light rain could mix with the light snow, especially along and south of US Route 224. This weather event may slow you down a little, but it is not expected to be a major problem for travel. Highs will climb into the upper 30s.

The light precipitation will linger into early Christmas morning, but it should be done by your morning services. The rest of Christmas Day should be quiet with an isolated snow flurry here or there. Highs will climb back into the middle 30s.

The next winter storm looks poised to strike Northern Ohio on December 26th. Current computer forecasts show low pressure across Southern Ohio or near the Ohio River by Wednesday afternoon. That puts parts of Northern Ohio in the prime position for moderate to heavy snow during the day. There is still uncertainty about the storms exact track, but, if current forecasts play out, post -Christmas travel will be seriously disrupted. Everyone should keep up to date with the latest forecasts as this storm takes shape! Stay tuned!


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High pressure will dominate the day today giving us more sunshine and a light west breeze but it won't warm up much. Temperatures will jump from the lower 20s early Sunday into the middle 30s by afternoon. Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts though because our next storm arrives Monday. 

A quick moving weak storm will push north from Texas Monday afternoon giving us another shot at light snow. Most areas around northern Ohio will get another 1" but locally higher amounts of up to 3" are possible. east of I-77. This is our last chance at waking up to a white Christmas Tuesday morning.

We need at least 1" of snow on the ground to call it an official White Christmas. The odds are in our favor. We dry out Christmas Day with temps in the middle 30s before our next winter storms arrives. 

Wednesday will be an important day for travel and into the weekend. Just in time for the travel, a large winter storms will potentially push through Ohio and the northeast. Early model forecast bring heavy snow into Ohio Wednesday followed by Lake Effect snow Thursday. It's still early to start talking snowfall amounts but the latest models are hinting at a widespread 5-10" with the high amounts east and in the snow belts.

We will of course monitor the situation and pass the information on to you as it gets closer.

Have a great Sunday and travel safely!

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