Forecast: Snow and cold through Saturday

CLEVELAND - LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY in effect tonight through 7am Sunday morning for Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula, & Trumbull Counties.

EVENING UPDATE: Blustery & cold tonight. A trough of low pressure will move across Northern Ohio tonight. Scattered snow showers and gusty winds will accompanying the front. once the front goes by, scattered lake effect snow showers will develop across the primary & secondary snow belts of Northeast Ohio. Most of the region will see a dusting of snow by dawn. Where snow showers persist across the advisory area, 1-4" of snow are possible by dawn Saturday. An additional 1-4" are possible during the day Saturday before the snow tapers to flurries during the evening. Although, keep an eye on the snow squalls over lower Michigan. They will likely provide a steady stream of moisture across Northern Ohio through Saturday night. That means snow totals for some spots east of Cleveland could go a bit higher than forecast. A  few counties in the snow belt may need to be upgraded to a Lake Snow Warning for Saturday. Other counties (Lorain, Medina) may have to be added to the Advisory for Saturday. Stay tuned! Tonight's low will drop down into the middle 20s. Saturday's highs will climb into the mid-30s.

Saturday night will be cold, middle 20s again. most of the area will be dry. A few flurries are still possible east of Cleveland.

Dress warmly for the Browns game Sunday. Highs will climb up to near 40 degrees. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy. I expect the area to stay dry through the day.

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Update: Strong winds have replaced the morning rain. Expect gusts to blow as high as 35mph this afternoon as temps take a dive! We'll drop through the 40s this afternoon into the upper 30s by sunset. Grab the coats and keep both hands on the wheel.

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Say goodbye to yesterday's 60s, we'll see dropping temperatures all day today. We started the day in the 50s but will drop into the 30s before we end our Black Friday. 

This is all because of a strong cold front that is pushing through Ohio today. The rain will end by midday but the wind will pick up. Expect west and northwest winds gusting as high as 35mph to usher in quite the cool down. Temperatures will drop into the 30s by sunset this evening.

Overnight we'll shift our focus toward Lake Erie. breezy northwest winds will spark a few lake effect rain/snow bands. Areas along the lake will see primarily rain but a few miles inland will be impacted by snow. We'll be watching all day today and tonight keeping you updated on this winter rush and the potential for snow on your early Saturday morning.

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